Walter Fifita

Glasgow Warriors wing's concern for family in Tonga

On Saturday a massive underwater volcanic eruption triggered a tsunami in Tonga, an "unprecedented disaster" as their government officials have described it. The humanitarian crisis - communication lines are down and ash and sulphuric gases fill the air - has been deeply felt, in particular, by those who have connections with the country. Glasgow's Walter Fifita being one of them.

Tonga wing Walter Fifita has joined Glasgow with immediate effect

That situation has resulted in Fifita arriving in Glasgow over the weekend and immediately getting down to work with Danny Wilson’s side.

Standing at 6ft 5ins and weighing 115kgs, the 24-year-old Fifita spent two seasons at North Harbour after spending 2018/19 playing in Spain where he scored 13 tries in 16 matches for El Salvador, who went on to claim the top title that year in that country.

Fifita made his international debut earlier in 2021, coming off the bench in the Tonga defeat to New Zealand and he earned a second cap against Samoa in a World Cup qualifier.