Toulon centre Duncan Paia’aua says he has no concerns about where his team-mate Brian Alainu’uese’s loyalties lie ahead of Friday night’s Challenge Cup final clash against Glasgow Warriors – but he is not so sure about the second-row’s fiancee.

Alainu’uese spent two years at Warriors from October 2016, during which time he met Victoria, and the couple are due to be married this summer.

“She’s a very good Glasgow girl and I keep giving her crap about who she is going to be shouting for and which jersey she’s going to wear,” Paia’aua chuckled. “She’s told me Toulon but I don’t know.”

Paia’aua – who was born in New Zealand, raised in Australia and is capped by Samoa – got the ball rolling for Toulon in their 23-0

Challenge Cup semi-final win over Benetton by scoring a fifth-minute try.

He is friends with Sione Tuip-ulotu, who is expected to be his opposite number in the Warriors line-up, but that relationship has already been put on ice ahead of Friday night’s clash.

“I played Australia Under 20s with him, I played 12 and he played 13, so we had a couple of games together then,” the 28-year-old midfielder said. “Then we crossed paths a bit in Super Rugby, so he’s come a long way from Australia and he’s done very well for himself.”

Asked if there has been any messages exchanged during the last few days, Paia’aua replied: “No, I think he’s trying to ghost me. I think he’s playing mind games.

“I’ve been here four years and this will be my third Challenge Cup grand final so hopefully it is third time lucky, and we can learn from our last experiences.

“I think this is the one compet-ition the club hasn’t won yet, so it would be good to get that banner up in the club, but we know it is going to be a tough mission against

Glasgow who are a very good team, with most of them playing for Scotland.

“We know they are going to be very fit and very fast, so that’s what we’ve been preparing for this week.”