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Bristol sign Jason Woodward from Super Rugby champions the Hurricanes

Published 12/09/2016

Bristol rugby director Andy Robinson is delighted with the signing of Jason Woodward from New Zealand Super Rugby side the Hurricanes
Bristol rugby director Andy Robinson is delighted with the signing of Jason Woodward from New Zealand Super Rugby side the Hurricanes

Bristol have announced the signing of Hurricanes back Jason Woodward.

Woodward, who started on the wing when the Wellington-based Hurricanes were crowned Super Rugby champions last month, can also play at full-back.

" Jason is an excellent acquisition for Bristol Rugby, and a player who has consistently impressed in the Super Rugby competition," Bristol rugby director Andy Robinson told the Aviva Premiership club's official website.

" He's quick, solid under the high ball and has a strong kicking game.

"For Jason, this is a fresh challenge for him and we know he will be determined to make his mark in the Aviva Premiership."

Woodward added: " I felt it was the right time for me to come and experience playing in a new environment .

"To sign off from my time at the Hurricanes with a Super Rugby title was a fitting way to finish, and now I'm excited about testing myself against quality opposition in the top flight in England."

Woodward, 26, will arrive in the west country at the start of November.

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