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Tonga international Lua Lokotui has joined Gloucester

Last Updated: 12/12/12 12:10pm

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Lua Lokotui: Joins Gloucester amidst the departure of captain Jim Hamilton

Lua Lokotui: Joins Gloucester amidst the departure of captain Jim Hamilton

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Gloucester Rugby have announced the signing of Tonga international Lua Lokotui.

Most recently seen on home turf during Tonga's autumn tour, Lokotui was also a member of their 2011 Rugby World Cup squad and is no stranger to the European club game.

With the departure of Gloucester captain Jim Hamilton at the end of the season, 32-year-old Lokotui will give the Cherry and Whites a well-needed boost.

Gloucester's Director of Rugby Nigel Davies said the signing of an additional second row is vital amidst injury absences.

Davies said: "We've effectively been a man down since Alex Brown injured his shoulder in the opening game of the season. Jim Hamilton and Will James have been superb, and Tom Savage has done a great job there when required.

"But, with Elliott Stooke also currently injured, we did need to bring someone else in. Another injury would have left us seriously stretched.

"We've taken our time and made sure that we're bringing in someone who will add to what we already have, on and off the field.

"Lua brings a big physical presence and international experience to the table and we're delighted to welcome him on board."


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