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Tuitupou leaves Sales to join Coventry

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 25/04/2017

Former All Blacks back Sam Tuitupou is leaving English Premiership club Sale to join second-tier outfit Coventry.

The 35-year-old, who won nine caps for New Zealand between 2004 and 2006, has agreed a two-year contract.

He has made more than 100 appearances for Sale, captaining them on several occasions.

"Sam is well known for being a hard-hitting, powerful midfielder and I have no doubt that he will add further quality to our back-line," Coventry rugby director Rowland Winter told the club's official website.

"Sam was looking for the right opportunity to develop his business interests alongside playing, as well as beginning the transition over the next couple of years towards becoming a coach."

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