Watch out for Laulala

New Zealand centre Casey Laulala, 27, signed with the Cardiff Blues in July, having turned down Magners League champions Munster. Samoan-born Laulala is described by many as one of the hardest players to contain in broken-field play in the New Zealand game and was schooled at Wesley College in Pukekohe — the same place that helped develop Jonah Lomu. Laulala, who made his debut for New Zealand against Wales in Cardiff in November 2004, signed off the season Down Under in Canterbury’s 28–20 Air New Zealand Cup win over Wellington in Christchurch in November. What impact do you think Casey Laulala will have at the Cardiff Blues? “It was good to leave Canterbury on a high having won the Air New Zealand Cup but I was ready for a change,” he said. “I wanted a change of lifestyle and living in Europe certainly appealed.”


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