The Newcastle Falcons have today announced the signing of Logovi’i Mulipola from the Leicester Tigers.
Mulipola will join the club next season and it’s a signal of intent from the Falcons who are looking to further progress as a club after their excellent season to date which sees them competing for a playoff and Champions Cup spot in addition to their semi-final against Gloucester in the Challenge Cup this weekend.
Capped 20 times by Samoa and with the ability to play on both sides of the scrum, the 6 foot 4, 128kg forward has become a firm fans’ favourite at Leicester with his explosive ball-carrying and scrummaging.
“I have played against Newcastle Falcons many times, I like what they are doing and it’s an exciting opportunity,” Mulipola said.
“I have enjoyed my time at Leicester Tigers, I’d like to thank the fans for being so supportive towards me and of course I’ll be giving my all for them until the end of the season.
“After that it’s on to the next challenge and becoming part of something big at Newcastle. I’ll be staying in the Premiership, which is great, and it’s all about the hard work I’ll be putting in.”
Director of Rugby, Dean Richards, is delighted that the prop will be joining the club.
“Anyone who has watched the Premiership over the last six or seven 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.”