Rugby

Australian winger signs for Glasgow

2016-11-15 18:41

London- Glasgow have signed Australian winger Ratu Tagive on a one-year contract, the Scottish Celtic League club announced on Tuesday.

Tagive, 23, has been playing Down Under in the Shute Shield for Eastern Suburbs, having previously spent time in Super Rugby with the ACT Brumbies.

He began his career in rugby league, playing for the Canterbury Bulldogs and Wests Tigers in the NRL.

"There is so much to be excited about, especially seeing how well the team has started the season," Tagive said in comments published on the Glasgow website.

"My roots are in rugby league, but I've spent a year at the Brumbies learning how to play union, surrounded by Wallabies and fantastic players, and I'm really grateful to everyone there for everything they've done for me.

"Taqele Naiyaravoro is a really good mate of mine. We were together at the Wests Tigers. He was nice enough to give me a call last week and give me a bit of advice on what to expect.

"He only had good things to say about his experience at Glasgow and that was really reassuring.

"One thing I've noticed about watching Glasgow Warriors is their play is a lot more expansive than I anticipated, so it's really exciting and I can't wait to get started."

Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend said: "Ratu is quick and powerful and arrives at a good time with Leonardo (Sarto) out for a few months through injury."

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