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Leinster Rugby sign lock Quinn Roux and utility back Andrew Goodman

Updated: Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 16:21 | Comments

Joe Schmidt: "We are pleased to secure the signing of Quinn and Andrew who will bolster our second row and out-half/midfield options."
Joe Schmidt: "We are pleased to secure the signing of Quinn and Andrew who will bolster our second row and out-half/midfield options."

Leinster have announced the double signing of South African second row Quinn Roux and New Zealand-born utility back Andrew Goodman on one-year deals.

Ireland and Lions back Luke Fitzgerald, who has played 103 times for the province and was a part of all three Heineken Cup successes, has also signed a new one-year deal.

Stormers lock Roux, 21, who is 6'6" and weighs in at 120kg, is expected to link up with Leinster upon the completion of his Super 15 commitments in time for the start of the PRO12 campaign.

Twenty-nine-year-old Goodman joins on a one-year deal with the option of a further year.

Commenting on the deals, Leinster coach Joe Schmidt said: "We are pleased to secure the signing of Quinn and Andrew who will bolster our second row and out-half/midfield options respectively.

"Quinn is a physically imposing forward with a burgeoning reputation in South Africa and he will add further competitiveness to the second row alongside Leo Cullen, Damian Browne, Devin Toner and Mark Flanagan as well as our other recent signing Tom Denton."

Schmidt added: "Andrew is a quality player and has been a consistent place-kicker for a number of years.

"Both players are determined to make a positive impression over the forthcoming season and we are very pleased to have secured their services.

"We are also delighted that Luke has committed to the province for another year. Luke is an outstanding talent and he has played a major role in Leinster's recent success.''

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