Harlequins sign Samoa international Elia Elia
By Charlotte Bates
Last Updated: 01/12/16 12:15pm
Harlequins have signed Samoa international hooker Elia Elia the Club on a short term contact with immediate effect.
The 20 year-old has been capped three times and joins from the Super Rugby side Crusaders development squad.
Elia featured as a replacement in Samoa's matches against France and Georgia in November and made his first start against Canada on Saturday.
Harlequins director of rugby John Kingston said: "As things stand within our squad, we have one or two injuries in the hooker position. For this reason we have brought in Elia Elia as cover for us on a short term contract.
"He is a player who came on to our radar when we trained with Samoa recently.
"I'm delighted that he has taken the opportunity to join up with our squad and I'm sure he will make a valuable impact."