Monday 1 May 2017

Newport Gwent Dragons snap up Zane Kirchner for next season

South Africa international Zane KIrchner will join Newport Gwent Dragons from Leinster for next season
South Africa international Zane KIrchner will join Newport Gwent Dragons from Leinster for next season

Newport Gwent Dragons have announced the signing of South Africa international back Zane Kirchner.

The 32-year-old will move to the Dragons from their Guinness PRO12 rivals Leinster for next season, having spent four years in Ireland.

Kirchner, who has played full-back, wing and centre, won the last of his 31 Test caps when South Africa were beaten by Japan in the 2015 World Cup.

Dragons head coach Kingsley Jones said: "Zane's experience on and off the field will be invaluable for this young squad.

" He is a great addition to our young back line, and I believe he will bring a much-needed voice in the backs to help these youngsters with their development."

Press Association

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