Nottingham sign Samoan lock forward Filipo Levi

Filipo Levi
Levi has played in two World Cups

Nottingham have signed Pacific Islands forward Filipo Levi, subject to international clearance.

The 32-year-old second-row forward, who was at Newcastle Falcons last season, has joined until the end of this term and will arrive later this month.

Levi has won five caps for the Pacific Islands and 24 caps for Samoa, whom he played for in the last two World Cups.

Director of rugby Glenn Delaney said: "He brings experience, depth and physicality and will be a great asset."

Levi grew up in New Zealand, and played for Otago and The Highlanders before moving to Japan.

He joined Welsh side Ospreys in February 2009 and then Newcastle in the April of the same year.

Delaney added: "He is a very experienced player, having played in two World Cups, Premiership, Magners League and Super 12 [now Super 15] for the Highlanders."