Scarlets number eight Chris Hala'ufia joins London Welsh

Chris Hala'ufia

Number eight Chris Hala'ufia has been released by the Scarlets and has joined London Welsh on a permanent basis.

Tongan Hala'ufia, who joined the Scarlets in the summer of 2014, recently spent a loan spell with the Exiles.

Hala'ufia, 36, joined the Pro 12 side in June from London Irish, where he spent the previous six seasons.

Capped 24 times by Tonga between 2000 and 2009, Hala'ufia scored five tries for his country.