Harlequins have today confirmed the signing of Samoan international back Alofa Alofa.
The New Zealand born player originally began his career in league where he played for NRL side Sydney Roosters before making the jump between codes in 2013.
Scoring thirteen tries in his inaugural season for West Harbour, Alofa came under the radar of Super Rugby franchise Waratahs whom he then signed for in 2014, subsequently scoring in his debut.
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The centre/wing then went on to sign for Top 14 side La Rochelle where he scored 35 points in 19 appearances as well as appearing for Samoa on three occasions.
He said: “I’m grateful to Harlequins and John Kingston for giving me this exciting opportunity to play in the top tier of English rugby. Harlequins is an incredibly prestigious club and joining in its 150th year is a real honour.
“I’ve been with the group throughout the pre-season campaign and I can’t wait to pull on the jersey and do the Club and its supporters proud.”
Director of Rugby John Kingston commented: “I am really pleased to have secured the signing of Alofa. He is a dynamic and powerful player with the ability to break the line.
“His versatility in being able to play outside centre and wing is an added bonus and I have no doubt our supporters will enjoy watching him when he puts on the Harlequins shirt.
“Alofa has been undertaking rigorous rehab over recent weeks and we are delighted that he has hit all the requisite markers.”
Harlequins, who begin their Aviva Premiership campaign at Twickenham this weekend against newly promoted Bristol, have not disclosed the length of Alofa’s deal at the Stoop.