Samoa centre set for Saints

Pisi to join Northampton in the summer

By Tony Curtis.   Last Updated: 01/03/11 3:29pm

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Pisi: Saints-bound

Pisi: Saints-bound

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Northampton have bolstered their midfield options by signing Samoa centre George Pisi.

The 24-year-old is currently playing in the Top 14 after joining Clermont as a 'medical joker'.

However the former Blues back will now team up with the Saints in the summer after impressing boss Jim Mallinder in the autumn internationals.

Mallinder said: "George has improved a lot and we were impressed with what we've seen of him playing for Samoa in the autumn and Taranaki in the ITM Cup.

"He's a strong runner who likes to play with the ball in hand. Although he played for Samoa at centre he is comfortable in a number of positions, which will be good for our squad as a whole."

Pisi will replace London Irish-bound Joe Ansbro in the Saints squad, with Samoan relishing the chance to play in a talented backline.

"Playing against Chris Ashton and Ben Foden in the autumn was awesome and it'll be exciting to get the chance to play with them," said Pisi.

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