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    Posted: 08 January 2022 at 10:11pm
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👍👍👍👍👍👍👍 29 years old Tongan born New Zealand rugby unionplayer who currently plays for wasps in the Uk. Previously he was a lockor loose forward for the Hurricanes in the international Super Rugby competition, and for  Wellington in the Mitre 10 Cup.[1][2][3][4] Fifita has played 12 tests for New Zealand at international level, earning his first test cap against Samoa in 2017. 

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Great news if true!Clap
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He’s an incredible specimen. Big, fast, powerful and with the strength to play at lock too.
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   A fantastic signing!!! Great work Steff!!! 
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Massive signing, Will add some much needed power to the pack.
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This is a massive coup. The guy is a beast.

Steff Hughes to Leicester Tigers and Patchell to Bath it seems.
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Wht a sign in a saturday night...
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Originally posted by minded minded wrote:

Hope you're right on the money with this one Stef Clap

Pretty sure that Steff has had this confirmed before publishing in 2 newspapers
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The Scarlets have pulled off a significant transfer coup with the signing of All Blacks second-row Vaea Fifita from Wasps.

Fifita won the last of his 11 New Zealand caps against South Africa in 2019 and played a key role in the Hurricanes’ Super Rugby-winning campaign in 2016.

The 29-year-old joined Wasps last summer as their star signing but has fallen foul of the Gallagher Premiership’s salary cap reduction, with each side only allowed to spend £5million on their squads, although there is an exemption for one marquee player.

As a result, Wasps have had to offload Fifita, with his former All Blacks team-mate Malakai Fekitoa also set to leave the Coventry-based club.

Dwayne Peel has been on the lookout for a second-row ever since former Wales lock Jake Ball left west Wales to join Japanese club NEC Green Rockets at the end of last season.

Read more: The new life of Jake Ball, the man who suddenly ended his Wales career for personal reasons

At 6ft 5ins and 17 stone, Fifita will provide the Llanelli-based club with the physicality they’ve been lacking in their front-five.

Fifita has immense speed for his size and is an athletic forward, stealing more lineouts than any other New Zealand player in Super Rugby - 22 - between 2016 and 2021, while he is also a destructive ball carrier. In June 2017, Fifita scored one of the best individual All Blacks tries in recent times as he outpaced Argentina wing Santiago Cordero and full-back Joaquín Tuculet to run in from 40 metres out, becoming a Youtube sensation in the process.

He is equally comfortable at second-row and blindside flanker, and will join former Hurricanes team-mates Sam Lousi and Blade Thomson at Parc y Scarlets.

Signing star Southern Hemisphere players has become a rarity in Welsh rugby, with Fifita set to become the biggest non-Wales qualified signing since the Ospreys’ Galacticos period where they boasted a squad which included overseas stars such as Marty Holah, Jerry Collins, and Filo Tiatia, while Regan King was the last All Black to represent the Scarlets back in 2016.

It will also help allay the fears of Scarlets fans after it was announced Wales full-back Liam Williams will be leaving Llanelli to join Cardiff at the end of the season.

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Great signing! Really hope we keep hold of Patch
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Originally posted by N14 N14 wrote:

Great signing! Really hope we keep hold of Patch
Me too actually. But Bath are talking to him.

Not sure how his injury record affects his value to others, or us really.

I guess we're going with Dinky, Costellow, and Gus.
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No doubt the answer to our prayers.
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Excellent signing, great work Scarlets 👏👏
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote reesytheexile Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 January 2022 at 11:16pm
He has got to be heavier than 17 stone though at 6 foot 5 inches and a lock ? 🤔
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