Australia international Rob Horne heading for Northampton
Australia centre Rob Horne will join Northampton Saints next season.
The 27-year-old will swap the Waratahs for the East Midlands next term, in a statement signing from the Saints.
The 33-cap Wallaby became Australia's vice captain in 2016, leaving rugby director Jim Mallinder to predict a bright stint ahead at Saints.
"Rob has played at the highest level of the sport for nearly a decade and we're delighted that he has put pen to paper and agree to come to Franklin's Gardens," said Mallinder.
"He's going to be a real asset for us, both with his quality of play and his leadership experience in what is a crucial position."
Horne was part of Australia's run to the 2015 World Cup final, and has racked up more than 100 appearances for the Sydney-based Waratahs.
"Northampton is a club with a strong history and I look forward to being a part of that at the club," said Horne.
"I'm excited for the journey ahead and experiencing Aviva Premiership and European rugby."