Samoan back rower Ofisa Treviranus has confirmed he will be at the reading club for a further two seasons

London Irish can confirm Samoan back rower Ofisa Treviranus will be at the club until 2014.

The 27 year old Samoan, who has played 22 tests for the Pacific Island nation joined the Exiles in November 2011 and then returned home to Samoa for the birth of his son. He has now returned full-time to the London Irish squad and came on against Leicester Tigers last Sunday.

Ofisa made three impressive London Irish appearances in his first five weeks with the Club, two in the Heineken Cup and one in the Aviva Premiership.

Ofisa said: “I have really been enjoying my rugby and my time at the club so far.  I like the style of play and feel that I am making fantastic strides in my development as a player. It’s great to be back.”

London Irish head coach, Toby Booth said: “I have been impressed with the way Ofisa has fitted into the squad and with his performances. He brings a hugely physical approach every time he takes the field and is a natural ball winner on the floor.”

Ofisa is one of a number of senior international players to sign on at London Irish with Ireland’s Tomás O’Leary, Scotland’s Scott Lawson and England Saxon George Skivington all joining the Exiles in the summer.

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