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Alapati Leiua to join RC Vannes

Alapati Leiua will depart the club at the end of the season to join French Pro D2 side RC Vannes, the club can confirm.

A Foundation Bear and one of Pat Lam’s first signings, Samoan international Leiua joined the club in 2018 and has made 101 appearances over five seasons, scoring 26 tries.

Director of Rugby Pat Lam said: "Alapati has truly been a fantastic servant to the Bears and a leader for our culture and environment. He has made an immense contribution on and off the field, laying the foundations for the next chapter of the Bears’ journey.

“We are delighted for Alapati, his wife Carmel and son, Manu about the opportunity that has come up to play in France and to experience a different culture. He can be proud of what he has achieved and the standards that he has set.

“He departs with our love and best wishes and will be recognised, as we do with all our leavers, on the final home game of the season versus Exeter Chiefs.”


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