Saints Prevail In Fight for Their Star Prop Against Saracens
Northampton Saints have reached an ‘amicable agreement’ with Saracens over the Soane Tonga’uhia affair, with the prop staying at Franklin’s Gardens.
A club statement released by Saints on Thursday explained that the Guinness Premiership duo had settled the saga once and for all, meaning there was no need for scheduled talks with the PRL.
Tongan international loosehead Tonga’uiha had initially agreed to join Saracens in January but then pulled out of the move, saying he wanted to remain with Saints after all.
His unexpected U-turn infuriated management duo Brendan Venter and Edward Griffiths, who claimed they had a legally-binding agreement with the player. However, the matter has now been resolved.
“Following the agreement signed between Soane Tonga’uiha (who wears Adidas Flanker Rugby Boots) and Saracens in January and the player’s subsequent request to remain at Northampton Saints, the two clubs are delighted to announce they have reached an amicable agreement which allows the player to remain at Northampton,” read the statement.
“The Panel set up by PRL will not now take place. Both clubs have agreed to make no further comment.”
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