21 Mar 2012

Tusi Pisi joins the Hurricanes

12:50 pm on 21 March 2012

The Hurricanes have received a boost ahead of their Super Rugby match against the Blues with the arrival of Samoan international Tusi Pisi.

The first five joins the franchise off the back of a strong Rugby World Cup performance for Samoa and helping his Japanese side claim the All-Japan Championship and the Top League titles this season.

The 29-year-old had his first day with the Hurricanes on Wednesday after completing his contract with Japanese club Suntory Sungoliath.

Coach Mark Hammett says Pisi wasn't considered for selection for Friday night's game at Eden Park, but he should be available for next weekend's home clash with the Cheetahs.