13 July 2018
|Weight||115kgs / 18st 2lbs|
|Height||193cm / 6ft 4ins|
|Date of Birth||7/4/1986|
|Place of Birth||Sigatoka, Fiji|
Napolioni Nalaga racked up 105 tries in 165 games during two stints with Clermont Auvergne and was a Heineken Cup Finalist in 2013 with the Yellow Army where his side were narrowly defeated 16-15 by Toulon at the Aviva Stadium.
A try-scorer that day, the Fijian international also came up against current London Irish director of rugby Nick Kennedy who was in Toulon’s second row.
Standing at 6ft 4” and tipping the scales at 17 stone, the explosive flyer made the switch to Lyon in 2015 and wasted no time in introducing himself to Les Loups faithful by scoring 14 tries in 12 games in his first season.
Nalaga went on to contribute seven tries in 20 appearances for Lyon last term as the Stade de Gerland outfit narrowly missed out on a place in the European Rugby Champions Cup Play-off.
Top try-scorer in the French Top 14 on three occasions, Nalaga will want to lead Irish to the top of the Championship table in the 2018/19 season.