Friday, September 6, 2013

Andrew Suniula set to join London Wasps

Suniula v Russia during Rugby World Cup 2011

USA Eagles centre Andrew Suniula is set to become the latest American player in the Aviva Premiership. According to USA sources This Is American Rugby and Rugbymag the 31 year old is awaiting a final visa clearance before being confirmed as a new recruit for the London Wasps. Should the move go ahead then the USA Eagles will benefit tremendously. 

Suniula has previously played in England. He was impressive for the Cornish Pirates in the RFU Championship, England´s second division in the 2011-2012 season. He has also played professional rugby in New Zealand for Taranaki. Suniula played in Rugby World Cup 2011 and was one of the USA´s better performers. His test debut came in 2008 in an away match against Japan and he has earned a total of twenty-five caps thus far. He is certain to feature in the USA´s November internationals in which the domestic based Eagles will face the New Zealand Maori in a non-international before the USA will play test matches in Europe against Georgia and Russia. 

He is likely to retain the inside centre position for Rugby World Cup 2015 and possibly form a mid-field conbination with Chris Wyles who is a long time servant for the London based Saracens club. Wyles played at 13 against Canada last month which saw Blaine Scully start at fullback. He is on a short term contract at Leicester while Luke Hume, who also faced Canada, is se to be confirmed as having agreed to a trial with Gloucester. These player movements follow the move of Eagles back-rower John Quill to London Irish.

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