STATEMENT: Former Leicester and Newcastle prop Logovi'i Mulipola joins Premiership club - Ruck

STATEMENT: Former Leicester and Newcastle prop Logovi’i Mulipola joins Premiership club

Saracens have inked a three-month contract with Logovi’i Mulipola, the former prop for Leicester and Newcastle.

The 36-year-old, boasting 33 Samoa caps, has joined the squad for their upcoming clash against Bulls in the Investec Champions Cup during their South Africa tour.

Primarily signed as injury cover for Marco Riccioni, Eroni Mawi, Ollie Hoskins, and Ralph Adams-Hale, Mulipola’s versatility in the prop position adds valuable depth to the team.

Director of rugby Mark McCall expressed excitement about Mulipola’s inclusion, citing his extensive experience and looking forward to seeing him don the Saracens shirt.


McCall stated, “He has great experience. We look forward to seeing him in a Saracens shirt,” and added, “He is already settling in with us in Pretoria, and we are confident he will be a great addition to the group.”

Notably, Mulipola brings over a decade of Premiership experience, including stints with Gloucester and nearly 200 top-flight appearances.

REVEALED: Every Premiership Rugby teams marquee player and their reported salary

RUCK delves into the salary details of each Gallagher Premiership club’s marquee player, showcasing the earnings of these key figures.

Serving as the marquee player exempts them from their team’s salary cap, set at £5 million.

Newcastle Falcons stand out as the sole club without a designated marquee player, opting for a strategic approach by trimming their playing budget to align with their financial objectives.


Excluded player: Finn Russell

The Scottish magic maker, hailed as a million-pound sensation amid speculation of his switch from Racing 92 to the Premiership, is set to pocket around £750,000 annually as Bath’s exclusive player. It’s a handsome sum, no doubt about it.

Finn Russell of Bath Rugby during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Bath Rugby and Newcastle Falcons at the Recreation Ground on 14 October 2023. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

Bristol Bears:

Possible excluded player: Kyle Sinckler

. Despite a potential reduction from his initial £475,000-per-year agreement, the tighthead prop seems to be thriving. There’s reported interest from Top 14 clubs eying his services from 2024.

Kyle Sinckler of Bristol Bears during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Bristol Bears and Bath Rugby at Ashton Gate on 10 September. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

Exeter Chiefs:

Likely excluded player: Henry Slade

s Exeter’s only excluded player after Hogg’s retirement, the centre’s contract expires at the conclusion of the current season. Sources suggest he will carefully evaluate his options, leaving any potential further England involvement under Steve Borthwick uncertain.

Winning Penalty Kick from Henry Slade of Exeter Chiefs to win the game with the last kick of the game during the Gallagher Premiership match between Exeter Chiefs and Gloucester Rugby at Sandy Park, Exeter on 19th Nov 2023. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK