Cardiff Blues have sealed former Australia column Salesi Ma’afu following his recover by French bar Toulon.
Ma’afu, 32, left a European champions by mutual agreement after being found guilty of attack and given a dangling four-month jail sentence final month.
In a statement, Blues pronounced Ma’afu had assimilated “with evident outcome – theme to a normal visa process”.
“We are anxious to pointer Salesi and acquire him to Cardiff Blues,” pronounced conduct manager Danny Wilson.
“He is a absolute column forward. He has a illusory extraction in a game.”
Ex-Northampton Saints brazen Ma’afu, hermit of former Cardiff Blues actor Campese, switched codes from rugby joining to kinship as a youngster.
He done his comparison general entrance for Australia opposite Fiji in 2007 and went on to acquire 14 caps and played during a 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Sydney-born Ma’afu assimilated Northampton in 2013 and helped a bar win a English Premiership pretension and a European Challenge Cup in 2014.
But he missed a Challenge Cup final after removing a one-week anathema for punching Leicester’s Tom Youngs.
In Feb this year Ma’afu was also criminialized for dual weeks after distinguished London Irish’s Tom Court, before signing for Toulon in June.
The Blues now distortion 10th in a Pro12 with 14 points from their initial 9 games, and second in Challenge Cup Pool 3 after Thursday’s 23-22 detriment in Montpellier.