Samoan international Lemalu joins Yorkshire Carnegie

Samoan international Lemalu joins Yorkshire Carnegie

Yorkshire Carnegie have further strengthened their squad with the capture of Samoan international second row Fa'atiga Lemalu for the remainder of the 2018-19 Championship season.

Lemalu joins Carnegie from New Zealand Mitre 10 Champions Auckland having helped the team to a Premiership victory for the first time since 2007 and the 17th time in all with a dramatic 40-33 extra time victory over Canterbury at Eden Park.

Commenting on the signing Director of Rugby Chris Stirling said, “We are delighted to have signed a player of the quality of Fa'atiga Lemalu. He has arrived in great form having just helped Auckland to win the Premiership in New Zealand and has a fantastic record in Japan earlier in his career. He will be a huge presence in our forward pack and someone who will add a great deal to our Championship squad as a senior player.”

The 29-year-old has previously played in England with Premiership side Saracens on a short-term deal in the 2016-17 season.

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