Wednesday 28 September 2016

Ulster signing Piutau joins Wasps

Published 11/09/2015 | 02:30

Ulster signing Charles Piutau will play for Wasps this season
Ulster signing Charles Piutau will play for Wasps this season

Ulster's marquee signing Charles Piutau will spend this season at Wasps on loan before linking up with the province.

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The 23-year old winger is due to join Ulster next summer but after the New Zealand rugby union ruled that he could no longer play for the Auckland Blues, Piutau was forced to find a new club for the next nine months.

Despite featuring for the All Blacks during the Rugby Championship, the versatile back was overlooked for their 31-man World Cup squad, with his decision to leave for Ulster widely believed to be a factor in his omission.

"I've no regrets at all," Piutau said of his decision.

"The coaches reassured me that (the decision to leave) wasn't part of it. I'm happy with what I decided."

Irish Independent

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