SIGNED: 100-cap All Black signs for Valley RFC - Ruck

SIGNED: 100-cap All Black signs for Valley RFC

All Black centurian is excited at new role in city’s finance sector and move to Valley in Hong Kong.

Known for getting in early, Valley RFC have dropped a bombshell on the local rugby community.

Following a short stint with the Northampton Saints in the English Rugby Premiership league, Valley is delighted to announce the arrival of Owen Franks, New Zealand’s most decorated front row forward, over the coming summer.

The 33-year-old approached Valley following his appointment as brand ambassador for a financial institution in Hong Kong.

“He sort of just fell in our lap”, beamed Valley Head Coach, Mark Fatialofa, struggling to suppress a smirk. “You dream about these types of appointments but with Truck (Tau Koloamatangi) heading to Sydney and Kempy (Grant Kemp) rowing the Atlantic in December, it’s no secret that we were looking for props of high calibre.”

DID YOU KNOW? Franks, a two-time Rugby World Cup winner, is famous for not scoring a single try during his 108 international tests


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