Highlanders prop signs with Glasgow

Highlanders tight-head prop Siua Halanukonuka has signed a two-year contract with Pro12 side Glasgow Warriors.

The 30-year-old will make the shift to Scotland at the completion of the Mitre 10 Cup, where he will play one final season for the Tasman Makos.

The six-cap Tongan international made his Super Rugby debut with the Highlanders in 2016 and has gone on to make 26 appearances.

"I'm excited to be joining Glasgow Warriors with my family later this year," Halanukonuka told glasgowwarriors.org.

"It is a team aiming for titles and big things which excites me.

"I've heard about their loyal supporters and the great club atmosphere and I look forward to being a part of this in the near future."

Halanukonuka, who was part of the Highlanders team that beat the British and Irish Lions on their recent tour of New Zealand, will be coached in Glasgow by departing Chiefs coach Dave Rennie.

Currently on a two-week stand down period from Super Rugby, Halanukonuka won't be in action when the Makos face Manawatu in a pre-season match in Porirua on Wednesday.


Photo by: BRADEN FASTIER/STUFF (Tasman Makos prop Siosiua Halanukonuka arrives at a training session last year).