The Queensland Reds have added firepower to their backline ahead of the upcoming Super Rugby season after signing Australian Test star Sefa Naivalu.
The Fijian flyer, who boasts 10 Wallabies caps and 46 games of Super Rugby experience will be at Ballymore through 2019 after he was released by the Melbourne Rebels.
Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) interim CEO David Hanham said: “We’re delighted to have Sefa at Ballymore. He’s a professional who brings international experience and will be a welcome addition to our squad.”
Naivalu returned to the Wallabies fold in October this year against the All Blacks in Yokahama, where he continued his incredible strike rate in the green and gold – scoring his fifth try in eight Tests.
He again started on the wing in Cardiff for Australia’s opening Spring Tour clash with Wales, before coming off the bench against England at Twickenham last month.
In addition to his prolific try-scoring skills with the Wallabies, the 26 year-old crossed for 16 tries and a total of 80 Super Rugby points during his four seasons at the Rebels.