Tongan international Sione Vailanu to join Glasgow ahead of 2022/23 season

Sione Vailanu will join Glasgow from Worcester Warriors
Sione Vailanu will join Glasgow from Worcester Warriors

Glasgow Warriors have confirmed the signing of Tonga international Sione Vailanu ahead of the 2022/23 season.

Vailanu made his international debut for Tonga in 2017 and has gone on to play 10 Tests with his last appearance coming in November 2021.

Starting his career with Samurai RFC at Hong Kong 10s, the 27-year-old went on to earn a short-term contract with Saracens in 2018 before making a switch to Wasps in 2019.

Vailanu went on to make 31 appearances for Wasps and helped his side reach the finals of Premiership in 2020 before heading to Sixways in 2021. He will now make his debut in the United Rugby Championship for Glasgow in the summer following his commitment with Worcester.

“I had multiple opportunities for next season in different countries but when the opportunity arose to join Glasgow, I didn’t think twice about it,” Vailanu told

“Glasgow has a rich tradition of success and with Danny [Wilson] as Head Coach and the players that we currently have, I have no doubts that tradition will continue next season and beyond.

“I cannot wait to get started and meet our fans at Scotstoun!”

Glasgow are positioned third in the United Rugby Championship table with nine wins from 13 games.