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Glasgow Warriors announce signing of Tongan winger Walter Fifita


The GLASGOW WARRIORS have recruited Tonga winger Walter Fifita, triple selection, from the New Zealand Provincial National Championship in North Harbor.

The 6-foot-5, 18½-stone, 24-year-old arrived in Scotland this weekend and is available for the club with immediate effect. He will face Rufus McLean, Kyle Steyn, Sebastian Cancelliere, Ratu Tagive once fit again, and Cole forbes for playing time.

Fifita was born in New Zealand and qualifies for Tonga by family descent. He made his debut for the country on the bench against New Zealand in Auckland in July [a 102-0 defeat], then reappeared as a replacement in a World Cup qualifier against Somoa a fortnight later [37-15 defeat], before scoring a try in his first international start in another qualifier against Cook Islands a week later [54-10 victory].

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“I’m quite happy to be signed for Glasgow and to start this new chapter in my career,” said Fifita. “I can’t wait to take the pitch with these guys and I’m really happy.

“I am really grateful for the opportunity and would like to thank both my agent and Glasgow for giving it to me. Coming abroad was a great chance for me – I enjoyed my experience in the past when I was in Spain [he played the 2018-19 season for El Salvador], and I can’t wait to make more memories.

“I love carrying the ball and hope I can show the fans what I can do on the pitch.”

Glasgow Warriors Head Coach Danny wilson added: “We are really delighted to be able to integrate Walter into our team.

“He’s a big abrasive player who we think can be a real asset for us off the coast.

“We look forward to fully integrating him into our environment ahead of the next block of matches, and we look forward to seeing him play in front of a crowded Scotstoun crowd.”

BBC ALBA to show Scotland-Japan clash

Meanwhile, Scotland’s Women’s World Cup qualifying warm-up against Japan at DAM Health Stadium in Edinburgh on Sunday, November 14 will be broadcast live on BBC ALBA, it has been announced.

This will be the team’s first outing since the recent European qualifiers for the 2021 Rugby World Cup in Parma, where the team maintained their World Cup ambitions by finishing second in a pool of four. teams – ahead of Ireland and Spain and behind Italy – to reserve their places in a final qualifying tournament set to take place in Dubai in January, also featuring Samoa, Colombia and one from Japan , Kazakhstan and Hong Kong with a chance to participate in the world meeting next October up for grabs.

Tickets for the game against Japan go on sale today [Tuesday]. Click on HERE.

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