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Scarlets excited by 'giant' signing

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Six foot seven, 19.5 stone NRL convert the ideal signing according to many Scarlets fans

Scarlets fans have taken to Twitter to show their excitement at the signing of forward Sam Lousi from Super Rugby’s Hurricanes ahead of next season.

The 27-year-old is capable of playing as a lock or a loose forward, and will be a new addition to go alongside incoming coach Brad Mooar.

Despite being 6ft 7 and weighing over 19 stone, Lousi is dynamic for his size and is a strong and direct ball carrier. It is his expertise in the loose that is exciting the Scarlets fans, as he will suit the style of rugby that the region currently play under Wayne Pivac.

Mooar, who is coming from the Super Rugby champions Crusaders, is likely to continue with a similar structure as Pivac, and Lousi could be integral to that, as he will bring his influence from the southern hemisphere. A former rugby league player with the New Zealand Warriors, he will surely add more ball carrying options to their pack.

The Scarlets have been one of the top sides in the Pro14 and Europe over the past few seasons, and the region have a lot to look forward to now that they know they future is secure after the merger saga. Lousi looks to be a signing that could start a new era under Mooar and many fans seem eager for him to start.

This is what they are saying:

Sometimes a side may bring in players that look good, but may not necessarily suit the style of rugby that the team play. However, in this instance, the fans seem very confident that Lousi will be well suited to the Scarlets, which makes this a very promising signing indeed.

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Six foot seven, 19.5 stone NRL convert the ideal signing according to many Scarlets fans