Popularly known as ‘Tex’, Ratuva is a towering, athletic presence who has been likened to Fijian star Leone Nakarawa.
He made his first international appearance against the New Zealand Maori in July and featured in the Pacific Nations Cup matches against Canada, Samoa and Tonga. Ratuva will link up with the Scarlets once Fiji’s World Cup campaign is over.
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Scarlets head coach Brad Mooar said: “We are looking forward to welcoming Tex to the Scarlets family following the RWC. He’s a big physical player on both sides of the ball with a bit of X-factor. He is a really exciting signing for us.”
Commenting on his move to West Wales, Ratuva said: “I’m really looking forward to playing for the Scarlets. It is a proud club with passionate supporters. I’m excited by the opportunity to help the club push for trophies in the PRO14 and in Europe over the next couple of seasons.”
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