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Glasgow continue recruitment drive with Callum Gibbins signing

Glasgow have confirmed the signing New Zealand-born flanker Callum Gibbins as preparations for Dave Rennie's summer arrival continue.

The Hurricanes' Super Rugby winner will join up with the Warriors ahead of the 2017/18 season, subject to visa and medical.

The 28-year-old has signed a three-year contract that ties him to Scotstoun until at least May 2020.

He becomes the third new player to join the Scotstoun outfit ahead of next season, with Stormers duo Huw Jones and Oli Kebble already signed up.

Gibbins has played 26 times in Super Rugby and has scored three tries.

The forward has already played under Rennie and his new assistant Jason O'Halloran after captaining Manawatu Turbos, scoring 19 tries in 60 appearances for the Mitre 10 Cup side.

Gibbins said: "I'm excited about the opportunity to start a new journey with Glasgow Warriors in Scotland.

"I feel privileged to be in a situation where I can make a decision like this and I'm looking forward to the new experiences that lie ahead.

"Each of the teams I've represented, and all the fans who have supported those teams, hold a special place in my heart, and there is no doubt I'll miss the people I've been involved in during my rugby career to date."

Current Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend - who is quitting Scotstoun to replace Vern Cotter as Scotland boss at the end of the campaign - said: "Callum is a hard-working player with real leadership attributes and he's another exciting addition to the squad for next season.

"He is part of a winning environment right now at the Hurricanes and is a player Dave and Jason know well from their time coaching him at Manawatu."


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