London Irish have strengthened their second row options in the build-up to the 2017/18 season with the signing of Samoan international lock Teofilo Paulo.
Paulo joins a talented roster of locks at the club, Player of the Season Mike Coman and Players’ Player of the Season Sebastian De Chaves having already established themselves at the club.
Plying his trade for Ulster and Super Rugby side Auckland Blues early in his career, the 29-year-old joined Cardiff Blues in 2013 where he made more than 50 appearances.
A move to Benetton Treviso came to fruition in 2015, the Pacific Islander making 33 appearances for the Italian club.
“London Irish have a strong pack with a lot of quality in their ranks and I’m looking forward to competing for a place in the team,” said Paulo.
“There is a fantastic set-up at Irish and their promotion back to the Premiership has increased the excitement ahead of the new season.”
Nick Kennedy, London Irish Director of Rugby said: “With his international experience, Teofilo is a very good addition who will further enhance the competition for places in the squad.
“I’m looking forward to seeing what he can bring to the team.”
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