Fijian international hooker Viliame Veikoso is relishing the chance to showcase his skills in the Championship after sealing a protracted move to Doncaster Knights.
The 32-year-old is understood to have been lined up by Doncaster director of rugby Clive Griffiths over the summer only for red tape to hold up the deal.
But Veikoso has now put pen to paper on a one-year deal - and he can’t wait to get started at Castle Park.
“I am really looking forward to playing for the Knights this season, it is a privilege and honour to be involved and playing with such a professional club,” said Veikoso, who has been playing his club rugby for the Fijian capital side Suva.
“Playing for Fiji in international games is a step up from playing club rugby back home and I am looking forward to playing regularly at a more competitive level.
“I just hope that I can help the boys do well and try to push the team forward.
“That is what I am excited about.”
Veikoso has amassed 29 caps for his national side and featured twice in the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
He was an unused substitute in the 40-15 defeat to France earlier this month.
Veikoso becomes the second new front rower to join the Knights this week, following the arrival of Welsh tight head prop WillGriff John.
He could make his debut in Friday night’s British & Irish Cup clash at Bedford Blues.
Doncaster currently top their pool with three wins out of three.