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Experienced Tonga international full-back Telusa Veainu joined Sharks on a one-year-deal ahead of the 23/24 Gallagher Premiership season. The versatile back, who represented the All Blacks at U20s level and played domestic rugby in Australia, has experience of the Premiership having spent five stellar seasons at Leicester Tigers.
During his spell at Welford Road he scored 32 tries in 79 appearances before joining French Top 14 side Stade Francais in 2020. Telusa made 42 appearances for Stade, scoring 10 tries, before securing a move back to England to join up with best mate Manu Tuilagi in Manchester.
After securing Telusa’s signature, Sharks Director of Rugby hailed his impact off the pitch He said: “Telusa was one of the best players in the Premiership while he was at Leicester so we know we’re getting a really good player. “But more than that, we know we’re getting a brilliant human too, who will make a massive contribution off the pitch and help this young group develop.”
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