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Contepomi to leave Leinster fold

Felipe Contepomi
Felipe Contepomi has been a prolific points scorer for Leinster

Leinster have revealed that Felipe Contepomi will be leaving the province at the end of the season after agreeing to join Toulon on a four-year contract.

Contepomi has scored 1193 points in 111 appearances for Leinster.

"This is one of the hardest decisions that I have ever had to make in my career," said the Argentine player.

"I feel that the end of the season is the best time to make a new start. I have played some of the best years of my career with Leinster."

The 31-year-old fly-half and centre moved from Bristol to the Irish team in 2003.

He added: "Since joining Leinster a few years ago I have seen the team grow, on and off the field, every year.

"I feel a strong link with Leinster because I have been blessed an Irish born daughter (Catalina) and with people who supported my ambition to complete my medical studies.

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"The supporters will always hold a special place in my heart for the way in which that they have treated me and my family.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank the management, my team-mates and all of our supporters for the opportunity to play with a team that I will always hold close to my heart.

"We have three important months left in the season and my sole intention now is to do my best to try to help to win the Heineken Cup and retain the Magners League title for the club.

"It has been an incredible journey and I'd like to finish it on a high."



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Leinster sign Contepomi
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