- Date of Birth11 Mar 1987
- BirthplaceManono, W Samoa
- Height1.92m (6' 4)
- Weight129.8kg (20st 6lbs)
A Samoan giant in the front row, Logovi’i Mulipola collected his first Aviva Premiership title with Leicester Tigers in 2013 after starting the Final win at Twickenham.
After covering the absence of internationals Dan Cole and Martin Castrogiovanni on the tighthead side of the Tigers scrum in his first season in 2012/13, Mulipola showed his versatility by anchoring the opposite side for the run-in to the end of a successful season when injury ruled out both Marcos Ayerza and Boris Stankovich.
Perhaps his most memorable moment in a Tigers shirt came in winning the club’s Try of the Season award in 2013/14 for a score against Exeter Chiefs at Welford Road while also being shortlisted for ITV Try of the Season and being named in the BT Sport Team of the Year.
Before joining Tigers, Mulipola went to the 2011 Rugby World Cup with Samoa, playing as a replacement against South Africa, though he missed the 2015 tournament due to injury.
Born in Manono, Mulipola played No8 and prop in his early club rugby and had a spell with Hawkes Bay in New Zealand before settling in the front row. He became an instant hit with Tigers supporters, starring in the run to the Anglo-Welsh Cup victory in 2012 and ending his debut season with an appearance in the Aviva Premiership Final before adding a Pacific Nations Cup winner’s medal.