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Thursday 29 September 2016

Leinster on the verge of signing Super Rugby scrum-half

Published 20/03/2016 | 16:13

Jamison Gibson-Park has signed for Leinster
Jamison Gibson-Park has signed for Leinster

With two of their three scrum-halves over the age of 35, Leinster are expected to announce the signing of a 24-year-old New Zealander from Super Rugby.

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The Sunday Times is reporting that Jamison Gibson-Park, who has 30 Super Rugby caps playing for the Hurricanes and the Blues, is set to join the province next season.

Gibson-Park doesn't represent the big-name signing that Leinster fans were probably expecting when backs coach Girvan Dempsey announced the province was in the market for a southern hemisphere scrum-half but he does have potential.

And with Luke McGrath enjoying a strong breakout season, the new signing will likely be used as cover for the 23-year-old since Eoin Reddan and Isaac Boss are coming to the end of their careers.

If you want a tiny taste of what sort of footwork Gibson-Park might bring to Leinster, then have a look at this video.

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