Quins confirm coup for All Blacks centre Saili

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Harlequins have pulled off a coup with the signing of former New Zealand centre Francis Saili from Munster.

The powerhouse back, who can also play on the wing, moves to the Stoop after spending two years in Ireland, where he reached the Pro12 final last season after Munster had topped the table.

Saili has made two appearances for the All Blacks, both in 2013, and was a star of the side that won the Under-20s World Championship in 2011.

The 26-year-old has also represented the Blues in Super Rugby and scored seven tries in 42 appearances for the Auckland side.

On his switch to the Premiership, Saili told Quins' official website: "It's been a privilege of mine to be part of Munster Rugby for the last two seasons, however, the opportunity that lies ahead to be a part of a prestigious club like Harlequins is a great honour.

"I'm looking forward to a new challenge in the Premiership under the direction of the coaches and alongside my new team.

"Harlequins has a rich heritage and strong tradition and I look forward to being part of an ongoing legacy which the club continues to uphold."