Pro12 Ospreys sign versatile Fonotia

Kieron Fonotia
Kieron Fonotia scored on his debut off the bench for Crusaders against Stormers in 2014

Ospreys have signed wing or centre Kieron Fonotia from New Zealand side Crusaders on a two-year deal.

The 28-year-old's arrival will be subject to him being given a work permit.

Uncapped Fonotia made his Crusaders debut in 2014.

Ospreys rugby general manager Andrew Millward said: "We are delighted to be able to announce the signing of a player who has made a huge impact in Super Rugby over the last few years."

Fonotia is looking forward to playing behind a pack that includes Wales lock Alun Wyn Jones, hooker Scott Baldwin and flanker Dan Lydiate.

"That's pretty awesome for a back to play behind that, it should mean some go forward ball," said Fonotia.

"I pride myself on being a player who can break the line when attacking, as well as being strong defensively, I bring a bit of aggression.

"Talking to my mates, the Pro12 is a physical competition, direct, and it will suit my game."