Exeter Chiefs signing Josh Tatupu is looking forward to coming to terms with the physicality of the Premiership.
The Samoan, aged 24, began training this week after joining the Chiefs from French side Castres.
"I was keen to become a Premiership player and try my hand at another style of the game," said the former Western Force winger and centre.
Tatupu, who has also played for Otago in New Zealand, has played once for his country against Japan in October 2010.
"I remember when I played for the Force against a few English sides a few years back I really enjoyed the trip," said Tatupu, who flew into Exeter from New Zealand earlier in the week.
He confirmed he had been told about the physical nature of English rugby by some of his new teammates.
"I've spoken to a few of the boys, like Jason Shoemark and Junior Poluleuligaga, and they've told me it is a lot more physical compared to back home."