With the club looking to fill their quota of overseas players, Welsh rugby league side, the South Wales Scorpions have acted quickly, securing the services of Souths Logan Magpies back-rower and Tongan international, James Tutuila.
Tutuila, who is a capable of being an 80-minute back-rower, has been in stellar form for Souths Logan, and scored an international try on debut in Tonga’s recent win over the USA in Hawaii.
Tutuila was a Tongan junior, and will join his new Welsh side shortly, to prepare for the new season ahead.
Scorpions’ coach Dave Clark said: “We are delighted to bring an international player of this calibre to the Scorpions. He will bring much needed strength and skill to our pack for 2013, as we know that we’re going to be in a very competitive and exciting Championship 1 competition.
“We have more players due to sign soon as we build a strong side ready for pre-season training in December.”