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Leinster sign Clint Newland

Guinness PRO12 Editor

28 Oct 2010

Leinster Rugby are pleased to announce the signing of New Zealand Maori prop Clint Newland who has joined the province on a short-term deal until February.

Newland, 30, has amassed a wealth of experience having featured for Hawke’s Bay 94 times in the NPC (since his debut in 1999) and in 24 games for the Highlanders in the Super 14/15 since 2008.

Newland is immediately available for selection after arriving in Ireland on Tuesday. The Leinster team will be announced on Friday lunchtime.

Commenting on Newland’s arrival, Leinster Forwards Coach Jono Gibbes said: “We’re pleased to sign Clint and he will add experience to the group in place of the injured Stan Wright who, in recent seasons, has been the scrum leader in the Leinster pack.”