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Sowakula off to Clermont

Sowakula off to Clermont

By Mosese Raqio
Tuesday 13/12/2022
Former All Black Pita Gus Sowakula

Former All Black Pita Gus Sowakula is heading to France, after inking a deal with Top 14 side Clermont. The 28-year-old loose forward has signed a two-year deal with the club with an option for a third, effectively ending any hope of representing New Zealand again.

Following a breakthrough campaign with the Chiefs this year, Sowakula earned a call-up for the All Blacks' July series against Ireland, featuring in two of the three tests.

He came off the bench to score a try in the opening win at Eden Park and was also used as an impact substitute during the loss the following week in Dunedin.

He then fell out of favour with the national selectors, missing out on a place in the squads for the Rugby Championship and the northern tour.

Source: NewsHub 

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