Edinburgh have confirmed the signing of Fijian flanker Senitiki Nayalo ahead of the 2018/19 season of Pro 14.
The 26-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the Scotland based outfit and will join them during the pre-season training.
The decision to sign Nayalo follows after their recent signing Scotland skipper John Barclay has been ruled out of action for the next six months after rupturing his Achilles.
“I’m so happy to sign for Edinburgh,” said Nayalo. “It’s a new chapter of my rugby career and I can’t wait for a new start. Edinburgh is a beautiful city and I’m really looking forward to the season ahead.”
Head coach Richard Cockerill added: “We’re delighted that Senitiki has chosen to join Edinburgh and be part of what we’re building here. He’s an abrasive and powerful ball carrier, who will undoubtedly add strength and depth to our back row.”
Nayalo made his professional rugby debut with Fiji based club Noitoga Rugby and joined British Army in 2013 and featured for Harlequins in the Singha Premiership Rugby Sevens series in 2014 and 2015 before joining London Irish in 2016.