Mathew Luamanu: Harlequins sign New Zealand-born back row

Mathew Luamanu
Mathew Luamanu stands 6ft 4ins tall

Premiership side Harlequins have signed New Zealand-born back row Mathew Luamanu from Benetton Treviso.

The 27-year-old made 22 appearances for Treviso in the Pro 12 last season.

Luamanu told the club websiteexternal-link: "I'm really excited to have joined Harlequins and I'm looking forward to the challenges ahead."

Quins director of rugby, Connor O'Shea, added: "We look forward to working with a player whose best years can still be ahead of him."

He added: "Mat's sheer size, power and footballing ability will provide a very interesting challenge to teams in the Aviva Premiership and in Europe."

Luamanu has represented New Zealand Schools and won the 2008 Junior World Cup for New Zealand with the under-20s.