Leicester Prop Logovi’i Mulipola Signs For Premiership Rivals
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On the move.
Leicester Tigers star Logovi’i Mulipola will be a Newcastle Falcons player next season after the destructive prop agreed a deal to join the Kingston Park club.
Capped 20 times by Samoa and with the ability to play on both sides of the scrum, the 6 foot 4, 128kg forward has become a firm fans’ favourite at Leicester with his explosive ball-carrying and scrummaging.
Delighted to have sealed his move to Kingston Park Stadium, 31-year-old Mulipola said:
“I have played against Newcastle Falcons many times, I like what they are doing and it’s an exciting opportunity.
“I have enjoyed my time at Leicester Tigers, I’d like to thank the fans for being so supportive towards me and of course I’ll be giving my all for them until the end of the season.
“After that it’s on to the next challenge and becoming part of something big at Newcastle. I’ll be staying in the Premiership, which is great, and it’s all about the hard work I’ll be putting in.”
Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards said:
“Anyone who has watched the Premiership over the last six or seven years will know what a force of nature Logo is, and it’s great that we have been able to attract a player of such proven standing in the game.
“He brings a very direct ball-carrying threat, he is a very strong scrummager and I certainly wouldn’t want to be running down his channel.
“It is a sign of our growing reputation that we are able to make signings like this, adding a small number of quality players to the outstanding foundation we already have at the club, and Logo is a player who can really help us make the next step as a club.”