Logovi'i Mulipola to join Newcastle from Leicester

Logovi'i Mulipola
Logovi'i Mulipola

Samoa international prop Logovi'i Mulipola will join Newcastle from their Aviva Premiership rivals Leicester this summer.

The Falcons, who face Leicester in a crucial Premiership encounter at Welford Road next week, have confirmed a deal for the 31-year-old forward.

He has won 20 caps and made more than 100 appearances for Leicester in the league and European Champions Cup during a stint of more than six years at Tigers.

Newcastle rugby director Dean Richards said: "Anyone who has watched the Premiership over the last five or so 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."

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