La Rochelle sign Leeds Carnegie's Alfie To'oala

Alfie To'oala
Samoa-born To'oala lived in Auckland during his childhood

La Rochelle have signed Leeds Carnegie back-row forward Alfie To'oala on a two-year deal.

The 30-year-old's exit follows Carnegie's dismal performance in the Premiership which left them facing relegation to the Championship.

To'oala, who was part of the Samoa squad at the 2007 World Cup, made 22 appearances for Carnegie last season.

The former Rotherham and Plymouth player made 66 appearances for Bristol before his move to Leeds in 2007.

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