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Logovi'i Mulipola joined Leicester in 2011

Logovi'i Mulipola joined Leicester in 2011

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Logovi'i Mulipola joined Leicester in 2011

Samoa international Logovi'i Mulipola has become the latest player to commit his future to Leicester after signing a new long-term deal.

The 26-year-old prop joined the Tigers after the 2011 World Cup, and has helped the club reach two Aviva Premiership finals, including last Saturday's victory over Northampton.

"Logovi'i made a big impact when he first came here and he has continued to work on his game and improve in a very strong group of props," said director of rugby Richard Cockerill.

"Having the likes of Marcos Ayerza, Dan Cole, Martin Castrogiovanni and Boris Stankovich around him has helped him enormously, and now he is firmly established in our senior squad.

"With Jerome Schuster coming into the group for the new season too, there is a good pool of players working together and getting better."

Senior figures within the squad such as Mathew Tait, Manu Tuilagi, Steve Mafi, Geoff Parling, Julian Salvi, and Ben and Tom Youngs have already agreed new deals.