Solomon Alaimalo has signed a three-year deal with the Highlanders. Alaimalo has played most of his rugby in the North Island making his first-class debut for Northland in 2016 before a single season with Tasman in 2018 and then in 2019 signing for Waikato.
At 1.96m and 100kg Alaimalo has the size and pace to be a damaging player when at full speed on the wing or at fullback. The 24-year-old outside back has already clocked up 44 Super Rugby games for the Chiefs and scored 21 tries.
It was in the act of scoring his last try against the Blues in Super Rugby Aotearoa that he sustained a shoulder injury that forced him out this year’s Mitre 10 season.
Head Coach Tony Brown said: “we’ve been looking for a big outside back to add to our squad and Solomon is a big man who has good aerial skills combined with strength and pace and will be a welcome addition to our back three.”