Leiua moves to Wasps

Samoa centre Alapati Leiua has signed for London Wasps for next season.

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The 25-year-old Wellington Hurricanes three-quarter is Wasps’ sixth signing for next term and will join Sale’s Rob Miller and Glasgow’s Ruaridh Jackson as backline additions.

Rugby director Dai Young has already recruited Bradley Davies, James Gaskell and Lorenzo Cittadini to Wasps’ pack.

“We have been really impressed with what we have seen of Alapati,” boss Young told Wasps’ official website.

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“He will add power and pace to our backline options.

“He is powerful, has good feet and knows where the try-line is, and I am sure he will make a big impact here.”

Leiua is the younger brother of London Irish flanker Ofisa Treviranus.

The siblings were reunited after a 10-year absence when Leuia declared for Samoa over New Zealand.

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The five-cap flyer moved to New Zealand as a youngster, while Treviranus stayed in Samoa, ending up at London Irish via Connacht.

The siblings will now be plying their club trade in the same city next season.

“After considering a number of options the decision to join London Wasps was made easy after meeting with Dai Young and hearing his vision for the future of the club,” said Leiua.

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