Gloucester secure signing of Samoa international Logovi'i Mulipola on short-term deal

Logovi'i Mulipola will be heading to Gloucester
Logovi'i Mulipola will be heading to Gloucester
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Gloucester Rugby has confirmed the signing of Samoa international Logovi'i Mulipola on a short-term deal.

Mulipola started his professional rugby career with Leicester Tigers in 2012 and was part of the starting line-up in their victorious Premiership final in 2013 when they defeated Northampton Saints.

The 33-year-old made a switch to Newcastle Falcons in 2018 and has made 119 Premiership appearances for the two clubs combined with 100 out of it coming for the Tigers.

The 6ft 4in prop has made 33 Test appearances for Samoa since his international debut in 2009 and represented them in the 2011 and 2019 World Cups.

Mulipola will join the club with immediate effect and will be available for the Cherry and Whites when the Premiership restarts on 14th August.

Gloucester head coach George Skivington welcomed Mulipola's addition to the club.

“It’s great to have a player of Logovi’i’s stature joining us," said Skivington to the official website of the club.

"Logovi’i is a knowledgeable player who can play a key part in the remainder of our season. He comes with a wealth of experience, he’s strong ball carrier and a solid srummager, so I know he’ll come in and hit the ground running.”

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