Pulu shifts north for 2017 season
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Pulu, who has played two Tests for the All Blacks and over 50 games for the Chiefs and Counties Manukau, has signed for two years with the Blues.
He made his debut for the Chiefs in 2012 and earned his two All Blacks caps in 2014, playing against the USA and Scotland on the team’s Northern Hemisphere tour that year.
In late 2015 he joined the All Black Sevens programme with the ambition of making the Olympic team. He was named Player of the Tournament at the National Sevens in Rotorua in January, and was developing as a key playmaker for the All Blacks Sevens until breaking his arm during the Sydney Sevens this year.
“Obviously I’ve had a lot to do with Augustine and I am impressed with his ability on the field and his demeanour off it, both as a player and a leader,” Umaga said.
“He will bring a different approach and style to the halfback game which will provide us with more options in how we play.”
Umaga said that Pulu had shown some interest in moving back to his home in Auckland where he wants to play a leading hand for the Blues and re-establish himself as an All Blacks contender.
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