Exiles duo agree long-term deals
November 29, 2010
Chris Hala'ufia has signed a new deal with London Irish © Getty Images
Winger Sailosi Tagicakibau and back-rower Chris Hala'ufia have signed new long-term deals with London Irish.
Samoan international Tagicakibau has agreed terms on a new four-year contract, keeping him at the Madejski until 2015, while Tongan No.8 Hala'ufia has inked a three-year extension.
The Exiles are currently second in the Aviva Premiership, but lost ground at the top of the pile with a 35-23 loss to leaders Northampton on Friday.
"We're delighted that Sailosi and Chris have signed long-term contracts with us," Irish head coach Toby Booth said. "There is no doubt that these two players have been on the wish-lists of many clubs, both in the Premiership and in France.
"We've often spoken about this club's determination to continue to compete consistently with the best of the best in this country and Europe to win silverware.
"Retaining the services of quality international players like Sailosi and Chris is essential to the realisation of our objectives."
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