14 Jan 2015

Sport: Tonga's Samisoni Fisilau signs for English club

1:13 pm on 14 January 2015

Tongan halfback Samisoni Fisilau has signed for England second divison rugby club Jersey.

The 27 year old most recently played for Bay of Plenty in New Zealand's provincial competition and has 15 caps for the 'Ikale Tahi.

He was also a part of the Hurricanes Super Rugby squad in 2013 but did not take the field.

Jersey head coach Harvey Biljon told the club's website Fisilau is a very talented player who has been on their radar for some time.

Biljon says he the Tongan is a powerful man and thinks his style of play will complement the club's existing halfbacks.

Fisilau is available immediately and will be in contention for Jersey's next match in the Greene King IPA Championship, away to Doncaster this weekend.