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Tuala boost but Waller setback for Northampton

Samoa international Ahsee Tuala has signed a new contract to keep him at Northampton Saints until 2020.The 28-year-old full-back joined the Premiership side in 2015 and has made 54 appearances, scoring 65 points.He won his 10th Samoa cap last month in a 48-14 loss to England at Twickenham in the autumn internationals.

“They came to the table early and presented me with an opportunity. I told them I really wanted to stay here and further my rugby,” Tuala said.

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Meanwhile, Saints prop Alex Waller will be out for about two months after breaking his arm in Friday’s defeat by Newcastle.The 27-year-old, who signed a new deal in November, will miss his first Premiership matches since May 2011 – having started 150 top-flight games in a row.”We’re obviously very disappointed to lose Alex,” said director of rugby Jim Mallinder.”He’s a resilient player and will be working hard to come back stronger for an important period in the new year.”
Source: Rugby Union bbc

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