After integrating the staff of Crusaders for six years and win four times, Michael Alaalatoa leaves Christchurch and will travel to Dublin to reinforce the Leinster first line. The pillar that represents Samoa and already has 5 caps (born in Australia), signed with the current champion of the Pro14 since July 2021.
The 29-year-old forward who started his career at Waratahs before moving to New Zealand in 2016 he signed He will leave for the Irish club after the Trans-Tasman Super Rugby.
“I am extremely grateful for the support that Crusaders has given me during my time in Christchurch, and it is hard to believe that I will end my career here after six seasons with this team,” Alaalatoa said, adding: “As difficult as it is to leave Crusaders at end of the season, I have heard amazing things about Leinster and I look forward to the next challenge in my career. This is an opportunity to have an adventure with my young family in Dublin, and I am really looking forward to getting there and connecting with the club. ” .