Aviva Premiership: Wasps sign Tonga internationals Taione Vea and William Helu
Wasps have announced the signings of Tongan duo Taione Vea and William Helu.
Last Updated: 10/07/13 1:40pm
Vea is a prop and former Bristol star Helu is a wing or centre, and both played in the recent Pacific Nations Cup.
Vea, 24, has played in the New Zealand NPC for three years and won the first of his four Tonga caps this year.
Vea, whose cousin Steve Mafi plays for Leicester, said: "I'm really looking forward to the challenge of playing in the UK with Wasps.
"Wasps were one of the first European clubs I started watching as a youngster and I think I will learn a lot about scrummaging in the Northern Hemisphere. It is a big challenge for me but I can't wait to get stuck in."
Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young said: "Both of these players will add important depth to the squad.
"Taione is a developing prop and he joins a group of young front row players here who are all pushing each other very hard.
"William is a hard running player who covers a few positions in the backline and we're looking forward to their arrival."