Munster sign centre Malakai Fekitoa from Wasps on two-year deal

29-year-old Tongan won 24 caps for the All Blacks and was part of World Cup-winning side

Munster have signed World Cup winner Malakai Fekitoa from Wasps, with the 29-year-old centre joining on a two-year deal for the start of next season.

Now representing his native Tonga, Fekitoa scored eight tries in 24 appearances for the All Blacks between 2014 and 2017 and was part of he All Blacks’ World Cup win in 2015.

Prior to joining Wasps in 2019, he spent two years at Toulon and was part of the side defeated by Munster in the memorable 2018 Champions Cup quarter-final at Thomond Park.

Born and raised in Ha’apai, Tonga, Fekitoa moved to Auckland as a teenager after earning a scholarship at Wesley College thanks to his performances for the Tonga Sevens age-grade sides.


He made his All Blacks debut against England as a 22-year-old in 2014 and helped the Highlanders to their first-ever Super Rugby title the following year.

Fekitoa departed the Highlanders for Toulon in 2017 and spent two seasons in France before joining Wasps.

He made an impressive return to action in Wasps’ win over Saracens on Sunday having missed both Champions Cup games against Munster due to a shoulder injury.