Premiership sides enter hunt for Namibia's Tjiuee Uanivi


LONDON, England -- Namibia lock Tjiuee Uanivi is attracting interest from Aviva Premiership clubs after his impressive showing against the All Blacks on Thursday evening.

ESPN understands two top-flight clubs have already been in contact with the player's representative to sound out the possibility of signing him, with the lock currently unattached after leaving Brive at the end of last season.

He came close to agreeing a move to Worcester earlier in the summer but the club opted for an England qualified player instead due to Aviva Premiership restrictions.

Uanivi can play across the back-row and in the second-row and shone against New Zealand, causing all sorts of havoc in the set piece and stealing two lineouts on the All Blacks' throw.

Namibia coach Phil Davies was asked about Uanivi's qualities post-match, and said: "We were happy with the way we contested in the lineout. We talked about getting boys up in the air and once we settled down we won some good momentum. We scored a try off the lineout so that was a positive aspect. It's a good building block for next week."