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Andrew Smith joins Munster on one-year deal

Updated: Thursday, 01 May 2014 11:12 | Comments

Andrew Smith carries for the Brumbies against the Bulls
Andrew Smith carries for the Brumbies against the Bulls

Australian centre Andrew Smith will join the Munster Rugby squad for the 2014/15 season on a one-year contract.

The 29-year-old is currently involved with Super 15 side the UC Brumbies where former Munster forwards coach Laurie Fisher is the director of rugby.

Hailing from Sydney, and a former member of the Waratahs Academy system, Smith has 43 Super Rugby caps after making his debut against the Blues in 2010.

The centre featured against the British and Irish Lions last summer when the Brumbies were the only provincial side to defeat them.

Looking ahead to the move, Smith said: "I'm really looking forward to joining Munster and making the most of the opportunity.

"Laurie Fisher has always spoken highly about the team and culture.  

"It's definitely somewhere I want to go and make an impact, working closely with the boys and training hard. I've no doubt it will be a great experience and I can't wait to get stuck in."

On confirming the signing Munster Rugby CEO Garrett Fitzgerald said: "We look forward to welcoming Andrew when he arrives at the end of his Super 15 commitments with the Brumbies.

"We are delighted to have secured the services of a player of his calibre for next season."

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