7 Jun, 15:39
ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Before making the move to Europe Tasesa played for the for the Chiefs and the Blues in Super Rugby down-under and played rugby league for the Melbourne Storm.
In November 2010 he was called up by the Samoan National Team for the Autumn Internationals in the UK.
"This is an excellent capture for Sale Sharks. Tasesa is a quality act and he will fit in perfectly with our plans for next season," said executive director of sport Steve Diamond.
Commenting on his move Tasesa said, "Having played a lot of top level rugby in the Southern Hemisphere and in the past 2 years experiencing success in the Top 14 with Clermont, it is a fantastic opportunity for me to experience another tough, world class competition with Sale Sharks. I like the fact that the club is making changes and want a fresh start and it is exactly the type of challenge I am looking for."