Sale Sharks sign New Zealand star Sam Tuitupou from Munster
Monday 11 April 2011
Sale Sharks have signed New Zealand inside centre Sam Tuitupou from Munster on a two-year contract.
The 29-year-old had made 20 appearances for the Magners League champions after joining them from Worcester Warriors last summer.
The Auckland-born centre won the Under-21 World Cup and also has nine All Blacks caps, picking up the Air New Zealand Cup with Auckland and a Super 14s title with the Blues.
Tuitupou joined Worcester in 2007 and scored 13 tries in 54 games.
Sharks executive director of rugby Steve Diamond said: "Sam is a fantastic signing for Sale Sharks.
"He has a great work rate, is very strong in the contact area and will boost our back line in both attack and defence.
"The experience that he has gained from playing in some great teams throughout his career will benefit our squad tremendously next season."
Look beyond the usual shows for the best festive telly
Geoffrey Macnab does not like the comedian's big screen debut
The battle for control of Stieg Larsson's £30m legacy
Tim Sherwood challenges Daniel Levy to set out vision for Tottenham Hotspur’s future
The worst owner in football? Vincent Tan faces fan backlash as Malky Mackay clings to Cardiff job
Bonuses for goals and top four finish as Luiz Suarez joins Premier League's top three earners
Luis Suarez: Liverpool striker ends exit speculation by signing 'long-term' contract
Transfer news: Tottenham Hotspur - January transfer targets
- 1 Tim Sherwood challenges Daniel Levy to set out vision for Tottenham Hotspur’s future
- 2 French pub fined €9,000 after customers returned empties to bar - because it's 'undeclared labour'
- 3 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 #Teamnigella: It’s the only side to be on
- 5 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'