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Monday Jan 26, 2015

All Blacks capped winger Frank Halai signs for Wasps

All Blacks capped winger Frank Halai signs for Wasps
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Wasps have confirmed the signing of Auckland Blues flyer, Frank Halai. The All Blacks capped winger will join the Coventry club next season. Wasps have put together a great video to showcase Halai, who will no doubt have a big impact in the Premiership.

Following a succesful stint with the New Zealand Sevens team, Tongan-born Halai went on to be the leading try scorer in Super Rugby in 2013. In the same year he made his All Black debut against Japan. He scored a try in that game, but hasn’t since added to his solo Test cap.

At 1.95m and 110kg, the well balanced 26-year-old winger has naturally drawn many comparisons with another Wesley College old boy, Jonah Lomu.

“Frank is incredibly strong and powerful, with great pace,” said Wasps director of rugby Dai Young.

“Being able to attract players of Frank’s calibre, in their prime, is a reflection of the upward curve the club is following. Frank has already shown his potential playing for the All Blacks. Recruiting players of his ability will help us take another step towards that goal.”

Wasps have plenty of talent out wide, with the likes of Christan Wade, Sailosi Tagicakibau and Alapati Leiua, but in Halai they add another dimension, and get an experienced All Black Sevens and fifteens capped player in his prime.

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  • besthookerintown
    3:39 PM 26/01/2015

    I hope I'm not wrong for saying this, but haven't they dropped London from their name as they've moved to Coventry now? I could be wrong now, but I thought they were renamed. However this man is a wrecking ball. Wasps are starting to get back to their status as one of the big clubs in England, hopefully this upward trend continues!!

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