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Hosea Saumaki: Leicester Tigers signal Tongan again for 2021-22 season

2021-07-30 11:03:33

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Hosea Saumaki performed for Daito Bunka College and Canon Eagles in Japan earlier than becoming a member of the Sunwolves

Leicester Tigers have made Tongan again Hosea Saumaki their ninth signing forward of the 2021-22 season.

The 29-year-old is transferring to Welford Street following 5 years in Japanese rugby, three of them with Tremendous Rugby aspect Sunwolves.

He represented Tonga in Sevens earlier than making his Check debut in opposition to New Zealand earlier this yr.

“He has proven himself to be a prolific try-scorer in his profession to this point,” stated Tigers head coach Steve Borthwick.

“In our conversations with Hosea, we have been impressed by his want to wish to be part of what we’re constructing at Leicester Tigers and are trying ahead to welcoming him to the membership.”

Leicester, who completed sixth within the Premiership final season, have additionally introduced in fellow backs Freddie Burns, Bryce Hegarty, Dan Lancaster, Juan-Pablo Socino and forwards Dan Richardson, Eli Snyman, Marco Van Staden and Francois Van Wyk.

“I’ve all the time wished to play rugby in the UK and to get that chance at Leicester Tigers is a dream,” stated Saumaki.

“They’ve a giant fan base, who’re actually supportive of the staff and for me to be part of that’s actually thrilling.”

The size of his contract with the Tigers has not been disclosed.

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