Nottingham Rugby is delighted to confirm the signing of
Tongan international winger Viliame Iongi for the 2014/15
Iongi, 25, has been capped 18 times by Tonga and has scored
eight tries, including four on debut against the USA. He has
played for the Scarlets and Queanbeyan Whites in Australia and also
spent time in the ACT Brumbies' Academy.
Nottingham Head Coach Martin Haag said, "Viliame is a great
signing for Nottingham. We have been looking at him for two
years and I'm pleased that we are finally able to welcome him into
the squad. David Jackson's retirement left us a little short
on options in the back three, and while nobody can fill Jacko's
boots, we have someone coming in who will be able to excite the
crowd just as much.
"Viliame is a great finisher, has incredible pace and power and
only needs one opportunity to take a chance. I'm excited that
a player of his calibre will be joining Nottingham and I'm certain
the fans will enjoy seeing him play."
Iongi is the second new recruit to be announced by the club for
next season after the signing of Dan Mugford from Plymouth was
confirmed last week. The news also comes days after the
confirmation that Michael Holford, Campese Ma'afu, Shaun Malton,
Sean Romans and Finlay Barnham have signed new deals with the