Aviva Premiership: Wasps sign Samoan wing Sailosi Tagicakibau from London Irish

Last Updated: 15/08/14 7:29pm

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Sailosi Tagicakibau: Scored 58 tries in 158 appearances for London Irish

Sailosi Tagicakibau: Scored 58 tries in 158 appearances for London Irish

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Wasps have confirmed the signing of Samoan international Sailosi Tagicakibau from London Irish.

The 31-year-old winger, who has won 21 caps for his country and has also represented the Pacific Islands, has spent the latter part of last season on loan at the Stormers.

"Sailosi has proved himself at the highest level, representing Samoa in three Rugby World Cups, and has been viewed as one of the most destructive wingers in the Aviva Premiership,” said Wasps director of rugby Dai Young.

"As we still have a few niggling injuries in our backline, which have been carried over from last season, when Sailosi became available I felt it was an opportunity we should take.

"I am pleased with the depth and quality we are building in our Wasps squad. Sailosi's experience will really benefit the team and his power and pace will provide another attacking threat in our backline, on top of his solid defensive game.”

Tagicakibau joined London Irish in December 2005 and scored 58 tries in 158 appearances.

“Losi has been a great competitor for London Irish over the last nine years,” said Exiles director of rugby Brian Smith.

“We would like to thank him for all of his efforts and wish him and his family all the best for the future.

“We are entering a new chapter at London Irish and have assembled a squad of players that can take the Club forward and achieve the long term goals set out by our new owners.”

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