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Gloucester sign Fijian No.8 Albert Tuisue

By Sam Smith
Press Association

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Gloucester have confirmed the signing of Fijian international No.8 Albert Tuisue from London Irish.

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The 28-year-old, known for his powerful carrying ability, will join the Cherry and Whites at the end of the season.

With 11 Fiji caps to his name, Tuisue joined London Irish in 2019 and has gone on to make over 50 appearances for the Club, earning a huge number of admirers across the Gallagher Premiership.

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“We are hugely excited that Albert has opted to join us at Kingsholm,” said Head Coach George Skivington. “He’s renowned for his physical presence on the field and explosive ball carrying, but ultimately he’s a player that gives everything for the cause, which is the exactly the kind of characters that we want representing this Club.

“I know he will be determined to finish off his season in style, and we look forward to welcoming him on our journey in the summer.”

Chief Operating Officer Alex Brown was equally as pleased to be welcoming the Fijian international.

“I know Albert is a player who has gathered a huge amount respect since his arrival in the Gallagher Premiership and we are delighted he will be joining us in the summer.

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“We are building a very special group and environment under George’s stewardship, and Albert’s character matched with his passion and determination on the field makes him a very exciting addition to our squad.”

Tuisue will add some serious fire power to the Cherry & Whites and is known for his strength and carrying ability in the loose.

A versatile 6’2, 114kg forward, Tuisue can play across the back five of the scrum, although he favours No.8.

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