- Auckland (New Zealand)
Scrum-half Kahn Fotuali'i, capped 13 times by Samoa, has won rave reviews for his recent performances in the Heineken Cup and is regarded by many commentators to be the best player in his position in world rugby.
The 6ft, 94kg Fotuali’i joins the Saints from the Ospreys. In his two seasons at the Liberty Stadium he has played 39 times, including in the Pro 12 final success over Leinster and earning the man of the match award in the recent Heineken Cup game against Leicester.
Born in Auckland, Fotuali’i had been tipped for full All Blacks honours after making his mark in Super Rugby for the Crusaders, for whom he played 28 times. Instead Fotuali’i chose to represent Samoa, and after a man of the match performance in his 2010 debut he went on to play in the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Fotuali’i has experience of playing both scrum-half and fly half at international and provincial level.