Deano gets his man as prop Mulipola signs

The Rugby Paper - - Feature -

NEW­CAS­TLE Fal­cons have agreed a deal that will see them sign Le­ices­ter prop Lo­govi’i Mulipola on a one-year con­tract this sum­mer.

The Samoan in­ter­na­tional is out of con­tract with the Tigers at the end of the sea­son and had been at­tract­ing plenty of in­ter­est from French clubs.

The 31-year-old, right, who has spent the last five sea­sons play­ing for the Tigers, is leav­ing the East Mid­lands af­ter be­ing un­able to agree a new con­tract.

He re­ceived a fi­nan­cially at­trac­tive of­fer to drop down into the French Pro D2 to join Greno­ble, while Cas­tres were also long-time ad­mir­ers. But Dean Richards has nipped in to land the pow­er­ful front rower and Mulipola will be head­ing to the North East when he re­turns from his sum­mer hol­i­days.

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