Saturday 24 September 2016

Leinster announce signing of scrum half Jamison Gibson-Park

Published 12/05/2016 | 10:31

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

Leinster have confirmed the singing of scrum half Jamison Gibson-Park from the Hurricanes while Hayden Triggs has extended his contract and will remain at the province until the end of next season.

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Twenty-four-year-old Gibson-Park, who has played for the Maori All Blacks and was part of their squad that toured England in 2012, will team up with the Blues for pre-season training on July 1.

"We are very happy to have secured two key signings ahead of next season," said Leinster boss Leo Cullen.

"Jamison, for a young player, has a wealth of experience behind him already and was an ever-present in the Blues team last season in Super Rugby before signing with the Hurricanes.

"I think he will bring great competition to an area where we are well serviced with the likes of Nick McCarthy and Charlie Rock pushing the senior players hard already.

"Hayden has been influential since joining us earlier this season and we are probably only now seeing the best of him as he unfortunately suffered that ankle injury against Bath in the Champions Cup.

"In 14 games for us to-date we have seen the leadership that Hayden brings to this team as well as his excellent work ethic with and without the ball."

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