Pro12: Halaholo comes with pedigree, says Blues coach Wilson

Willis Halaholo
Willis Halaholo began his senior club rugby career with Grammar Carlton
Guinness Pro12: Cardiff Blues v Scarlets
Venue: Cardiff Arms Park Date: Friday, 28 October Kick-off: 19:35 BST
Coverage: Scrum V Live, BBC Two Wales; live commentary on BBC Radio Wales, online and the BBC Sport app.

Kiwi centre Willis Halaholo should bring attacking and defensive power to Cardiff Blues' midfield, according to head coach Danny Wilson.

Halaholo has started training with the region after helping the Hurricanes to the Super Rugby title.

"We picked him up a bit under the radar, and then he really hit some form," said Wilson.

Blues are considering whether to include the 26-year old against the Scarlets on Friday 28 October.

Auckland-born Halaholo, who played for Tonga at under-20 level, made 18 Super Rugby appearances in two seasons with the Hurricanes before opting for a three-year deal with the Welsh region.

"His attacking strength is pretty obvious, he's powerful, he's got good footwork and he was starting centre in the Hurricanes side that's won the Super 15 so his pedigree is good," Wilson told BBC Wales.

"He also brings a lot of line-speed and a lot of collision in defence, which again is going to be useful for us."

Halaholo played in the same Hurricanes squad as Blues centre and Samoan international Rey Lee-Lo in 2015.

They will be competing for places with Welsh international Cory Allen and under-20 caps Garyn Smith and Harri Millard.