Fiji winger Benito Masilevu has extended his contract with Top 14 side Brive for two seasons, the club confirmed on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old, who scored the outstanding try which allowed Brive to win 26-17 against Toulouse on Saturday, will remain at the club until 2017.
Masilevu joined Brive last June on a two-year deal. He played Sevens before arriving at the French club.
He was the second highest try scorer on last season’s IRB Sevens World Series, scoring 27 tries over the nine-leg tournament.
Weepu, headwaterboy for London Welsh. Photo: Skysports
London Welsh’s star signing Piri Weepu got off to an understated start with his new club, on waterboy duties against Pontypridd.
Welsh were comfortable 40-12 winners in Weepu’s first involvement with the club since landing in London on Thursday.
The World Cup-winning scrum-half is viewed as an essential player for Welsh in their bid to avoid relegation.
Tuatara-Morrison fits into Castres coaching style. Photo: Skysports
Western Force back Chris Tuatara-Morrison has joined Castres on a short-term deal to cover for the injured Sitiveni Sivivatu.
Sivivatu was a star signing for Castres for this season from Clermont, but the former All Black is facing three to four months out with a shoulder injury.
Dipping into the market for some cover before Sivivatu returns later this year, the 2013 Top 14 champions have turned to Tuatara-Morrison for cover.
Tagicakibau scores against Wasps in an earlier game. Photo: Skysports
Wasps have announced the signing of Samoan international winger Sailosi Tagicakibau from London Irish.
The ‘Samoan flyer’ lit up the Aviva Premiership on numerous occasions during his nine seasons playing for the Exiles, with his blistering pace and power producing an impressive try scoring record.
Tagicakibau, who has 21 caps for Samoa and has also represented the Pacific Islands, has most recently been playing for South African Super Rugby side the Stormers while on loan from Irish.
Caucau passed all the tests to return to Agen. Photo: Getty Images
One of rugby’s great mercurial talents Rupeni Caucaunibuca completed his return to French rugby on Monday with a move back to his old side Agen.
Caucau left Agen in 2010 to sign for Toulouse and following a season plagued by injury, Caucau left French rugby in 2012 to return to Fiji.
Henry Speight stands next to grandfather, the late Ratu Josefa Iloilo.
When Henry Speight finally pulls on the Wallabies jersey in September, Australian rugby must extend much gratitude to his late grandfather Ratu Josefa Iloilo, the former Fijian president.
“He was one of the most influential people in my life, he made me the person I am today,” Speight says.
Had it not been for the advice given to Speight by Ratu Iloilo, the superstar winger would be playing in New Zealand and likely sporting an All Black top.
To know Speight is to understand his childhood.
Eddie Aholelei has been signed on by London Welsh. Photo: SMH
Tonga international prop forward Eddie Aholelei has become London Welsh’s latest signing, joining the Exiles from Super Rugby side Melbourne Rebels.
Aholelei, 32, scored a try on his international debut against Japan in 2013 and has gone on to win six caps for Tonga, including two appearances in last month’s Pacific Nations Cup and starting against Wales at the Millennium Stadium in November.
The physical and tenacious prop, who can play loosehead or tighthead, will link up at London Welsh with Tonga team-mate and fellow prop Taione Vea.
“Firstly I would like to thank London Welsh for giving me this opportunity. I am honoured and humbled to be heading to England to represent the Club in what is undoubtedly one of the toughest domestic competitions in world rugby, the Aviva Premiership,” Aholelei said.
Sivivatu join Castres in the Top 14 competition. Photo: Skysports
Castres’s new signing Sitiveni Sivivatu believes his new club are destined for more silverware after joining from Clermont.
The former All Blacks winger, who won 45 caps between 2005-2011, spent three years with Clermont in the Top 14 scoring 22 tries.
Now with 2014 champions Castres, Sivivatu is settling into his new surroundings and admits he still has plenty to learn at the age of 32.