Telusa Veainu switches from Leicester Tigers to Stade Francais

Telusa Veainu joined Leicester Tigers in 2015
Telusa Veainu joined Leicester Tigers in 2015

Tonga international Telusa Veainu will move to Stade Francais after signing a three-year contract with the French club.

Veainu will move to Stade Francais from Leicester Tigers after joining the Welford Road based club in 2015 and has made close to 90 appearances for them including 63 Premiership games.

Prior to his association with the Tigers, the 29-year-old also played for Canterbury, Highlanders, Hawke's Bay, Crusaders, Melbourne Rising and Rebels.

Veainu has played 12 Tests for Tonga since his international debut in 2015 and represented them in two World Cups including the 2019 edition.

"We thank Telusa for all that he has given to Leicester Tigers during his time with us," said Leicester Tigers director of rugby Geordan Murphy.

"The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has not been lost on anyone and, while we hoped to see Telusa play out the remaining one-and-a-half seasons of his contract with us at Tigers, we appreciate the varying individual circumstances of all our players and wish him, his partner and child well in their next chapter in Paris."