Ta­mani­valu moves to Cru­saders

Fiji Sun - - Sports -

Christchurch: All Blacks mid­fielder Seta Ta­mani­valu will swap the Chiefs for the Cru­saders next sea­son. The 24-year-old, who is cur­rently in Ar­gentina with the All Blacks squad, played for the Chiefs for two sea­sons but will move south for 2017. He made his All Blacks de­but against Wales in the June win­dow and also played Aus­tralia last month. “Seta is such an im­pres­sive player, and will add some real power and strength to our back­line in 2017,” Cru­saders coach Scott Robert­son said.

“He is ex­actly the sort of player we have been look­ing for to com­ple­ment our squad, so we couldn’t be more ex­cited to have him on board.”

Ta­mani­valu said the of­fer to play for the Cru­saders next year was an op­por­tu­nity he did not want to miss. “I am grate­ful for my time at the Chiefs and ev­ery­thing I have learned there, but this is a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity for me to de­velop in a dif­fer­ent environment,” Ta­mani­valu said.

Seta Ta­mani­valu.

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