Leicester Tigers sign Two International Front Rowers

Leicester Tigers sign Two International Front Rowers

Leicester Tigers have added Fiji international prop Campese Ma’afu and Tonga international prop David Feao to their squad for the 2018/19 season. 

Experienced front-rower Campese Ma’afu arrives as an injury cover signing with England international Ellis Genge sidelined by a knee injury. The 33-year-old Ma’afu represented Cardiff Blues, Nottingham and Northampton Saints among his former clubs.

27-year-old Feao played for Tonga in their three summer Tests against Georgia, Fiji and Samoa, and has previous experience in European rugby after spells with French clubs La Rochelle and Narbonne.

Feao was born in Brisbane and played his club rugby with Souths, Brisbane City and NSW Country Eagles in Australia before moving to France, weighs in at around 20 stones and joins his new club colleagues in the build-up to the new season now that the paperwork on his move has been completed.

The former Australia Schoolboys cap went to the Junior World Championships with Tonga Under-20s in 2010 and played for Tonga ‘A’ in the Pacific Nations Cup before stepping up to Test status. 

He initially joined La Rochelle on a short-term contract at the end of the 2015/16 season but then stayed for an extra season before moving to Narbonne.

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