Glasgow sign Yanuyanutawa

Yanuyanutawa . . . moving to Glasgow

Yanuyanutawa . . . moving to the Glasgow Warriors. Photo: Planet Rugby

Glasgow Warriors have added Fijian international prop Jerry Yanuyanutawa to their squad for 2013/14, the front-row joining them from London Irish.

The 28-year-old signs on a one-year deal and subject to a visa and medical he will join his new team-mates for pre-season later this month.

He played 21 times for London Irish last season and has 10 caps for Fiji.

Yanuyanutawa becomes the Warriors’ second signing this week after the club announced a deal for South African flanker Tyrone Holmes.

“I’m very excited about joining Glasgow and I’m looking forward to playing in the RaboDirect PRO12 and Heineken Cup next season,” the former Brumbies prop told Glasgow’s website.

“I’ve spoken to Niko (Matawalu) about the move and he says it’s a good club, with a great bunch of boys and a good coaching system. He’s really enjoying it so I’m sure I will too.

“It was good to win the IRB Pacific Nations Cup for the first time with Fiji last month and signing forGlasgow has capped off a good year for me.

“I’ve always wanted to play in the Heineken Cup and I didn’t get that opportunity last season with London Irish. It’s the pinnacle of European Rugby, like being in Super Rugby in the southern hemisphere. To get the opportunity to play against Toulon in the Heineken Cup next season would be unreal.”

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend said: “He is an extremely powerful and mobile prop, who will give us another option in the front-row.

“Jerry played a lot of games for London Irish last season and he will provide further competition and depth to our squad.”

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