Munster sign All Blacks centre Saili

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Munster have completed the signing of All Blacks and Blues centre Francis Saili on a two-year deal.

Saili, 24, made his debut for All Blacks in 2013 against Argentina and also turned out for the Barbarians last year when he scored against Australia at Twickenham. He will arrive at Munster later in 2015 after his duties for the Blues and Auckland have been completed.

"I believe this is a fantastic opportunity for me and I am fortunate to move to a club held in such high regard, with values and traditions I can relate to from my time here in the Blues," Saili said. "This experience will stand to me as a player and I believe I can continue to improve and grow within the Munster set-up. As difficult as it is to leave the Blues I look forward to the exciting challenge ahead."

Head coach Anthony Foley added: "We are really pleased that Francis has committed his future to the province. He is a talented centre with an impressive skill-set and he possesses the physical attributes to excel in the northern hemisphere . I believe he will be a great addition to our backline and we look forward to welcoming him to Munster."