Former New Zealand centre Sam Tuitupou will leave the Premiership outfit to join National League One side Coventry, it has been announced.
The 35-year-old, who is coming to Coventry on a two-year contract, made 110 appearances for Sale, also captaining the side, and will add a wealth of national and international experience to boost Cov’s National League One challenge.
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The centre will depart at the end of the campaign from Sale, who are 10th in the Premiership, while Coventry sit fourth in National League One.
“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,” said Cov’s director of rugby, Rowland Winter.
“Our intention has been to add more experience to our young squad with players who understand what we are building and trying to create, and who add value to our club.
“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.
“Sam will bring experience and leadership, both on and off the pitch and that will be a huge advantage for us.”