Clermont bolster front-row with Loni Uhila from Hurricanes

Loni Uhila MARTIN HUNTER/AFP/Getty Images

Clermont Auvergne have bolstered their front-row resources ahead of next term with the signing of loose-head Loni Uhila from the Hurricanes.

The prop - nicknamed 'The Tongan Bear' - will link up with Clermont after the 2017 Super Rugby season and signs for Les Jaunards on a one-year deal with the option of two further seasons.

Uhila will bring a physicality to Clermont's front-row and joins Greig Laidlaw and Remy Grosso in agreeing moves to the Top 14 side ahead of next term.