GLASGOW WARRIORS have completed the signing of Australian winger Ratu Tagive until the end of the season.

The 23-year-old penned a one-year deal with the Scotstoun club on Tuesday in a switch from Sydney-based Eastern Suburbs.

Tagive has previously represented Super Rugby club ACT Brumbies and has a background in Rugby League, having enjoyed spells with NRL sides the Bulldogs and West Tigers.

The Australia sevens international stands at 6ft 3in and weighs more than 100kg, a physique that helped him score seven tries in 10 appearances with Eastern Suburbs last season.

"There is so much to be excited about, especially seeing how well the team has started the season," said Tagive after signing for the Warriors.

“My roots are in Rugby League but I’ve spent a year at the Brumbies learning how to play Union, surrounded by Wallabies and fantastic players and I’m really grateful to everyone there for everything they’ve done for me.

“Taqele Naiyaravoro is a really good mate of mine, we were together at the West Tigers. He was nice enough to give me a call last week and give me a bit of advice on what to expect.

“He only had good things to say about his experience at Glasgow and that was really reassuring.

“One thing I’ve noticed about watching Glasgow Warriors is their play is a lot more expansive than I anticipated, so it’s really exciting and I can’t wait to get started.”

Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend welcomed Tagive's arrival after Italy international wing Leonardo Sarto picked up a shoulder injury during the recent Champions Cup win over Leicester.

“Ratu is quick and powerful and arrives at a good time with Leonardo out for a few months through injury," Townsend explained.

“He has played at a good level in Australia and has shown that he has the ability to score tries and will help provide competition for places on the wing.  

“I’m sure that he will develop within our environment and it won’t take him long to look to get to grips with the style of rugby we play.”