Wasps has announced the signing of the former All Black who can serve as second or third row Vaea Fifita, who will join the club for the next season.
The 29-year-old has 11 appearances for New Zealand, after making a striking debut against Samoa in 2017.
A player with immense speed for his size, Fifita will be invaluable at the lineout for Wasps as, thanks to his athleticism, he has the most steals at the lineout (22) of any other New Zealand player in Super Rugby since. early 2016.
Fifita won the Super Rugby title alongside current Wasps, Brad Shields and Jeff Toomaga-Allen, with the Hurricanes in 2016.
The forward has played more than 50 games for the ‘Canes’. In June 2017, Fifita started as a wing for the Hurricanes against the British and Irish Lions and scored a crucial try with 10 minutes remaining to help the Wellington team draw 31-31.
Wasps head coach Lee Blackett said: “We have been looking for a second and third line and Vaea is a perfect fit. Therefore, we are delighted to be able to bring an experienced international forward like him on board for next season. “