Sekope Kepu added to Moana Pasifika’s team | Latest rugby news
Moana Pasifika has signed another major signing, adding former Wallabies mainstay Sekope Kepu to his squad ahead of the 2022 Super Rugby Pacific season.
Kepu played 110 games for the Wallabies, making his debut in 2008, becoming the first pillar to speak of the century for Australia.
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He will also play 141 games for the Waratahs, helping them win their inaugural title in 2014.
The 35-year-old has since plied his trade in England for London Irish after traveling abroad in 2019, recently signing a deal with Manukau Counties to play in New Zealand’s NRC.
“With 110 caps to his name, former Wallaby Sekope Kepu (Counties Manukau) will anchor our fray in 2022,” the club said via social media.
“Kepu has played 295 professional matches since his debut in 2006 and brings with him a wealth of knowledge to pass on to our young and exciting team.”
Kepu joins fellow Australian Christian Lealiifano in the squad, with Pasifika due to be based in Auckland.
Head coach Aaron Mauger has confirmed they have all but signed their roster for 2022, after announcing Samoan trio Neria Fomai, Tomasi Alosio and former Force full-back Henry Taefu on Monday.
“We are really excited about the team,” he said. SENZ.
âI know some of them will be unknown to many, but the potential and the ability of the guys to jump in and make an impact on Super Rugby is huge. I’m really excited.â
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