USA international forward David Tameilau is confident that Dave Rennie can bring out the best in him after signing a two-year deal with Glasgow Warriors. 

The Utah Warriors number 8 will arrive at Scotstoun in July on a contract until May 2020, subject to a visa and medical.

He becomes the club’s third new signing ahead of the 2018/19 season after George Turner’s loan from Edinburgh was made permanent at the start of the year and DTH van der Merwe joined in March.

Tameilau currently represents Utah Warriors in Major League Rugby after previous spells with RC Narbonne, San Francisco Rush and Newcastle Falcons and has been named in the Eagles squad that will face Scotland in the summer test series next month.

And he revealed that Warriors head coach Rennie was crucial in his decision to make the move to Scotland. 

He said: “I’m really looking forward to joining Glasgow next season. I had a good chat with Dave (Rennie) and I feel he can take me to another level as a rugby player.

“I’m really good friends with Greg Peterson and he told me a lot of great things about the team and the environment and what they’re trying to accomplish. I heard nothing but good things from Greg about the club.

“It was great playing in France. It was tough rugby, but a good learning experience for me. I took a lot from being there and I’ve grown as a player as well. Playing in France has helped prepare me for going to Glasgow and I’m a better player for that experience.

“I’m really excited about playing in the European Rugby Champions Cup with Glasgow Warriors next season, it’s something I’ve been wanting to do since I moved to France and now I’ll have that opportunity.

“I hope to go to Glasgow and help the team in whatever way I can and continue to develop as a player and as a person.”

Head coach Dave Rennie added: “Tevita is a really opposing figure. He’s athletic, powerful and has the ability to break the gain line.

"He’s an exciting signing and will bring a point of difference. Glasgow fans will get a chance to see what he’s capable of this summer when Scotland play the USA."

Wariors’ Pro14 came to a disappointing end last week when they suffered a 28-13 defeat to Scarlets in the semi-final at Scotstoun.