All Blacks Centre Malakai Fekitoa Set For English Premiership Move

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

Jason is the editor here at RugbyLAD and a proud Limerick man.
Jason Hennessy

On the move.

All Blacks centre Malakai Fekitoa looks set to swap the French Top 14 for the Gallagher Premiership in England next season according to a report in The Times.

Fekitoa, who currently plies his trade with three-time European champions Toulon, has reportedly agreed a deal with Dai Young’s Wasps that would see him link up with former Highlanders teammate Lima Sopoaga.

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Wasps yesterday revealed that star players Nathan Hughes and Willie le Roux will departed the Premiership strugglers next season, but the reported arrival of Fekitoa would no doubt soften that blow.

Still only 26, Fekitoa would be a huge signing for the Coventry-based outfit who have been searching for a top class operator at outside centre for a number of seasons now.

UPDATE: Wasps have just confirmed the move in the last few minutes.

 “I am very excited to make the move to the Ricoh Arena next season.” Fekitoa said

“Wasps are a team that play an exciting brand of rugby and are very ambitious. Hopefully I can help them push forward and achieve silverware in the next few years.”