The Western Force is delighted to announce the signing of Felix Kalapu on a long-term deal ahead of the 2023 Super Rugby Pacific season.
The 22-year-old, who can play as a second rower and back-rower, joins the Force from Major League Rugby side for Old Glory DC in the United States
Kalapu is currently playing for Auckland in the National Provincial Championships alongside homegrown Force lock Jackson Pugh.
A product of Auckland Grammar School, Kalapu is looking forward to making his mark on the Super Rugy competition.
“I am excited, this is an awesome opportunity to play in Western Australia and get involved with the culture,”Kalapu said.
“This new chapter in my life is a long commitment that I feel extremely grateful about, especially to learn from some of the best coaches in the country.”
General Manager of Rugby Matt Hodgson is pleased to be adding further young talent to the squad.
“Felix is a player that has shown great potential throughout the early stages of his career,” Hodgson said.
“As a forward, he has versatility in his game and abrasiveness in the contest, which is always a great asset to have. “His best rugby is ahead of him and we’re looking forward to seeing him develop his game to a new level in the years to come.”