Na'ama Leleimalefaga: Worcester Warriors sign Samoan prop

Na'ama Leleimalefaga
Na'ama Leleimalefaga is Worcester's seventh signing for next season

Worcester Warriors have signed Samoan prop Na'ama Leleimalefaga, who will join the promotion-chasing Championship club this summer from Montpellier.

The 27-year-old loose-head prop is to move to Sixways after eight years with the French Top 14 side.

Leleimalefaga, who has won two caps for Samoa, was part of his country's World Cup squad in 2007.

"Na'ama is a powerful prop who will add more competition to our squad," said Warriors director of rugby Dean Ryan.

"He has experienced the highest level of club rugby this season and has represented his country. He gives us another option in the front row."

Worcester Warriors' signings for 2015-16
Worcester have now signed seven players for next season, which they hope will be back in the Premiership. They have already signed flankers Phil Dowson from Northampton and Carl Kirwan from London Welsh, Italian prop Derrick Appiah and Edinburgh fly-half Tom Heathcote, as well as winger Andy Short and scrum-half Luke Baldwin from Bristol.

Leleimalefaga said: "I am really looking forward to the prospect of joining such an ambitious club. The progress of the club has been remarkable in recent times."

Worcester, relegated from the Premiership 11 months ago, are in strong contention for an immediate return to top-flight rugby.

They currently sit top of the Championship table, having won a club record 23 successive matches since suffering defeat at promotion rivals Bristol on the opening weekend of the season.

Both Bristol, in second place, and Worcester have already qualified for the end-of-season four-team play-offs.

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