Raiders sign Fijian rugby wrecking ball
Raiders sign Fijian rugby wrecking ball

A member of the Fijian Olympic gold medal-winning rugby sevens team is set to take the NRL by storm after joining the Canberra Raiders.

Canberra snapped up destructive ball-runner Masivesi Dakuwaqa for the rest of the NRL season.

The 23-year-old, who the Raiders say is capable of playing as a back-rower or outside back, was part of Fiji's triumphant rugby sevens team at the Rio Games.

Standing at 190cm and weighing over 100kg, Dakuwaqa played rugby league in Fiji until the age of 17 before switching to rugby.

"He's a gold medallist and plays on both sides of the park. He's a big unit and it makes obvious sense to have a look at him and see how he goes," Raiders recruitment manager Peter Mulholland said.

Could this man be the NRL's next big thing? Pic: Getty

"His experience has been playing lock and second row as a kid, but he would also be lethal as an outside back. He could end up playing anywhere."

Dakuwaqa's vision in his left eye is significantly impaired following an accident in primary school.

Check out the video at the top and see just what opposition defences are going to have to contend with.

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