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Glasgow sign Hurricanes flanker Gibbins

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 21/02/2017 By Andy Newport
Callum Gibbins of the Hurricanes runs through to score a try during the round 17 Super Rugby match against the Crusaders on July 16, 2016 in Christchurch © Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images Callum Gibbins of the Hurricanes runs through to score a try during the round 17 Super Rugby match against the Crusaders on July 16, 2016 in Christchurch

Hurricanes flanker Callum Gibbins is the latest Europe-bound Kiwi rugby player after signing a three-season deal with Glasgow.

The openside specialist will work under current Chiefs coach Dave Rennie, who takes charge at the Scottish club when the Super Rugby season finishes.

The 28-year-old becomes Glasgow's third new signing ahead of next season, along with Stormers duo Huw Jones and Oli Kebble.

Gibbins played 25 times in two seasons for the Hurricanes, primarily as a back-up for All Blacks flanker Ardie Savea.

He has already played under Rennie and his new assistant Jason O'Halloran after captaining Manawatu at NPC level.

"Each of the teams I've represented, and all the fans who have supported those teams, hold a special place in my heart," Gibbins said.

"There is no doubt I'll miss the people I've been involved in during my rugby career to date."

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