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Transfer Rumours: Leicester fan favourite set to leave

Leicester fan favourite Logovi’i Mulipola has reportedly lost patience with the Tigers dithering over offering him a new deal with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.

The Samoan International powerhouse has according to The Rugby Paper been attracting a lot of attention from the Top 14 with Castres, Clermont and Toulon all keen in landing the prop.



The 31-year-old joined Tigers in 2012 and helped them to the Premiership title in 2013.

He is also a target for Sale Sharks with Steve Diamond looking to add experience to his front row for next season.

Before joining Tigers, Mulipola went to the 2011 Rugby World Cup with Samoa, playing as a replacement against South Africa, though he missed the 2015 tournament due to injury.

Born in Manono, Mulipola played No8 and prop in his early club rugby and had a spell with Hawkes Bay in New Zealand before settling in the front row. He became an instant hit with Tigers supporters, starring in the run to the Anglo-Welsh Cup victory in 2012 and ending his debut season with an appearance in the Aviva Premiership Final before adding a Pacific Nations Cup winner’s medal.

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