Gloucester snap up Kalamafoni
Gloucester have announced Tongan back row forward Sione Kalamafoni will join them from Nottingham for next season.
The 23-year-old has spent the last two seasons with the Championship club and started three of his country's matches at the 2011 World Cup as blindside flanker, coming on as a replacement in the fourth.
Gloucester head coach Bryan Redpath said: "I'm delighted that Sione has agreed to join us as he's proved himself to be one of the stand out players in the Championship and there was a lot of interest in him."
He added: "He's proven himself to be a capable performer at international level and we think he's got what it takes to make a real impression in the Aviva Premiership."
Kalamafoni added on his decision to make the move: "It was hard and very easy at the same time.
"I'm sad to leave the first professional club that I joined, and Nottingham has been very good helping me on and off the pitch. And then it is very easy wanting to go to a Premiership club like Gloucester."