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Aviva Premiership: Northampton Saints sign Kahn Fotuali'i from Ospreys

Last Updated: 24/01/13 2:40pm

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Kahn Fotuali'i: will play for Northampton Saints in the 2013/14 season

Kahn Fotuali'i: will play for Northampton Saints in the 2013/14 season

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Northampton Saints have confirmed the arrival of Kahn Fotuali'i from Ospreys for the 2013/14 season.

The 30-year-old scrum-half, capped 13 times by Samoa, has impressed many for his performances in this year's Heineken Cup.

In two seasons at the Liberty Stadium Fotuali'i has played 39 times, including in the Pro 12 final success over Leinster. He also picked up the man of the match award in the recent Heineken Cup game against Leicester.

"He has a superb set of skills and is a powerful and dynamic runner who will add to our options in one of the team's crucial positions."
Mallinder on Fotuali'i

The Auckland-born Samoa international can operate at both scrum-half and fly-half and director of rugby Jim Mallinder is delighted acquire his services on a long-term contract.

"Kahn is a player who has attracted a lot of positive headlines and attention throughout his career," Mallinder told the club's official website.

"He has a superb set of skills and is a powerful and dynamic runner who will add to our options in one of the team's crucial positions.

"We're delighted that he has chosen to sign a long-term contract to play his rugby at Franklin's Gardens, and we're looking forward to welcoming him to the club in the summer."

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