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London Irish Signs On Tuisue And Veitokani

London Irish has announced the signings of Fiji Airways Flying Fijians reps Albert Tuisue and Alivereti Veitokani. Both players were part of John McKee’s Northern hemisphere tour which included wins over France
02 Jan 2019 11:32
London Irish Signs On Tuisue And Veitokani
Fiji Airways Flying Fijians Albert Tuisue and Alivereti Veitokani have signed with London Irish.

London Irish has announced the signings of Fiji Airways Flying Fijians reps Albert Tuisue and Alivereti Veitokani.

Both players were part of John McKee’s Northern hemisphere tour which included wins over France and Uruguay.

Tuisue, plays in both the second and back rows, while 25-year-old fly half Veitokani was the standout performer in the 2018 National Rugby Championship in Australia, winning the tournament’s Rising Star Award.

On the London Irish club website, Director of Rugby Declan Kidney said both players have the ability to succeed in English rugby, but that they also have plenty of room for improvement.

“Albert’s career has taken an upward turn in the past two years,” Kidney commented.

“He has international experience but is still young, and we believe that he has the potential to become a good player for us.

“Alivereti is a player with talent and potential. He will find the Championship more structured compared to what he is used to in Australia and Fiji, so it might take him time to adjust to rugby in England. “But we’ve been impressed by what we’ve seen from both players and believe that they have the ability to succeed as part of our squad.”

 

London Irish’s next home game is against Richmond on Sunday 13 January with tickets available from www.lidirect.co.uk

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