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Samoan star joins Eagles

SHEFFIELD Eagles have completed the signing of winger Misi Taulapapa and expect Samoan international to join the squad soon.

"It is signed, sealed and delivered, we are just waiting for his UK visa to be confirmed and then he's on his way," said coach Mark Aston.

"Misi has played at the highest level in Australian rugby league. I'm highly delighted about his signing, the kid has played 30 odd NRL games and he scores tries.

"He's a tough, aggressive player who does the little things that Australian wingers do - hangs the touchline and scores tries in tight spaces. He can play fullback and defensively he's also very strong.

"The fans are really going to like the way this lad plays"

The 27-year-old joins the Eagles for Cronulla Sharks. Taulapapa looks set to form an all Samoan partnership in the backs with centre Tangi Ropati.

Aston added: "Tangi and Misi were in the Samona squad for the World Cup and the Pacific Nations. If they can get an understanding it will give us some real options in games.

"We were looking for someone who can play wing, centre and fullback and Misi can. "With Tangi and Ashley Thackeray also able to play at fullback we've got real options in the backs."

Aston has also signed Jason Mossop - the student rugby league player of the year in 2009.

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