Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie believes he has a rough diamond on his hands after the Scotstoun club signed Fijian back-row Jale Vakaloloma on a two-year deal.

The 22-year-old, also known as Jale Railala, is also comfortable playing in the second-row. Vakaloloma was named in the Fiji Rugby World Cup training squad in May 2019 following a number of impressive performances in Queensland Premier Rugby in Australia. The 6’5” Fijian’s form for Easts Rugby Union saw him selected to represent Brisbane City in Australia’s National Rugby Championship, playing alongside internationals such as Quade Cooper and Karmichael Hunt.

Rennie said: “We’re hugely excited by Jale’s raw talent and believe he has the potential to grow into an excellent player in our environment.

“He is a really impressive athlete: dynamic, powerful and skilful. He’s extremely dangerous in open play and his versatility will be important for our squad depth, especially in a World Cup year.

“He has been a standout player in club footy in Australia and we’re looking forward to him making the step up with us this season.”

A call-up to the Fiji Warriors was a highlight of 2018 for the loose forward, coming off the bench in each of their matches at the 2018 World Rugby Pacific Challenge.