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Manu swaps Chiefs for Blues

Manu swaps Chiefs for Blues
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September 29

Cape Town - The Blues have announced that they have signed experienced prop Pauliasi Manu for the 2017 Super Rugby season.The Tongan-born Aucklander was called in to the All Blacks
as stand-by cover late in their successful Rugby World Cup campaign last
year.Manu, 28, who played 50 games for Auckland between 2008 and
2014, returned last week from a long term Achilles injury to play for
Counties-Manukau in the Mitre 10 Cup.He played five games for the Blues in 2011 and 2012 before
being picked up by the Chiefs as a replacement in 2013. Manu went on to
play 49 times for the Chiefs over the next four seasons.Blues coach Tana Umaga said Manu will add much to the Blues
front row that already boasts All Blacks Charlie Faumuina and Ofa
Tu’ungafasi.“Pauliasi is another local Auckland boy coming home,” Umaga told the Blues’ official website.“He has an excellent work ethic, he is strong at his core duties and a powerful runner in open play.“He will fit our game plan well and will also be a mentor for some of our young front rowers in the club.

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