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Hurricane's Woodward signs for Bristol

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 12/09/2016
Jason Woodward in action for the Canes. © Getty Images Jason Woodward in action for the Canes.

Bristol have announced the signing of Hurricanes back Jason Woodward.

Woodward, 26, 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 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."

Woodward says he feels it is the right time to play 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 will arrive in the west country at the start of November.

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