Harlequins sign Samoa international Alofa Alofa
By Peter Gilbert
Last Updated: 31/08/16 1:25pm
Harlequins have signed Samoa international wing Alofa Alofa from La Rochelle.
Alofa scored 35 points in 19 appearances for the French Top 14 team after joining from Warataths in 2014.
The New Zealand-born 25-year-old started out in rugby league with the Syney Roosters and switched codes in 2013.
"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," John Kingston, Harlequins director of rugby told the club's website.
"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.
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"Alofa has been undertaking rigorous rehab over recent weeks and we are delighted that he has hit all the requisite markers."
Alofa spoke of his delight after completing the move and is looking forward to the new season.
"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."