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Northampton sign Australia winger Taqele Naiyaravoro

The former Glasgow winger is currently playing for Waratahs in Super Rugby.

Northampton have signed Fijian-born Australia wing Taqele Naiyaravoro for next season.

Naiyaravoro, who weighs almost 20 stones, will leave Super Rugby team the Waratahs later this year and will arrive at Saints in time for the 2018-19 campaign.

The 26-year-old rugby league convert has won two caps for Australia and scored nine tries in 22 appearances for Glasgow Warriors during the 2015-16 season.

“Taqele is an immense talent and we feel that he can really fulfil his sizeable potential at Saints,” technical coaching consultant Alan Gaffney said.

“He clearly boasts the physical attributes to cause teams a lot of problems in the Aviva Premiership and in Europe and he showed that during his time with Glasgow.

“Taqele already has a relationship with Rob Horne having played with him at the Waratahs and I’m sure he will make a massive impact.”

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