Eddie Aholelei: London Welsh sign Tonga prop

Eddie Aholelei
Aholelei started in Tonga's Autumn International against Wales at the Millennium Stadium last November

London Welsh have announced the signing of Tonga prop forward Eddie Aholelei.

Aholelei, 32, scored a try on his international debut against Japan in 2013 and has gone on to win six caps for his country.

Auckland-born of Tongan heritage, Aholelei has made over 200 first-grade appearances for Manly Marlins and has also played for Melbourne Rebels.

He will link up at Premiership new boys London Welsh with Tonga team-mate, and fellow prop, Taione Vea.

"I watched him first hand against Wales in the autumn at the Millennium Stadium.

"He's got Super 15 experience, is a very big powerful man and is another excellent addition to our squad for next season," head coach Justin Burnell told the London Welsh website.