Connacht have announced the signing of Sevu Reece from Waikato. 

The 21-year-old is primarily a winger but can play right across the back line and will provide increased options to new coach Andy Friend.

In 2017, the Fijian was the youngest member of the Provincial Barbarians side that played against the Lions in the opening game of their tour of New Zealand.

In the previous season he finished as the top points scorer for his club side Melville and helped them to their first Waikato championship in 35 years.

His performances there earned him a place on the Waikato squad for the 2016 Mitre 10 Cup. In that season he went on to make 12 appearances scoring seven tries in the process. 

Reece was born and raised in Fiji and moved to New Zealand in 2014. 

He will join Connacht after completing the current season with Waikato. 

Reece said: "I am really pleased to be signing for Connacht next season. Connacht is a proud club with a passionate support and I am looking forward to meeting the fans and my new team-mates.

"I will be doing everything I can to bring more success to the province."

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