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Ahsee Tuala: Full-back signs new deal with Northampton, who lose injured Alex Waller

Ahsee Tuala’s initial deal was due to expire at the end of the season

Samoa international Ahsee Tuala has signed a new contract to keep him at Northampton Saints until 2020.

The 28-year-old full-back joined the Premiership side in 2015 and has made 54 appearances, scoring 65 points.

He won his 10th Samoa cap last month in a 48-14 loss to England at Twickenham in the autumn internationals.

“They came to the table early and presented me with an opportunity. I told them I really wanted to stay here and further my rugby,” Tuala said.

Waller’s woodwork takes his mind off rugby

Meanwhile, Saints prop Alex Waller will be out for about two months after breaking his arm in Friday’s defeat by Newcastle.

The 27-year-old, who signed a new deal in November, will miss his first Premiership matches since May 2011 – having started 150 top-flight games in a row.

“We’re obviously very disappointed to lose Alex,” said director of rugby Jim Mallinder.

“He’s a resilient player and will be working hard to come back stronger for an important period in the new year.”

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