Leinster have bolstered their attacking options with the signing of 17-cap Australian international Joe Tomane on a two-year contract.

The 28-year-old, who can cover a number of positions across the backline, arrives from Montpellier after two seasons in the Top 14.

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen says Tomane’s experiences in Australian rugby league, as well as in Europe, will be a huge coup for the European champions.

"I hope that we will all learn from some of the experiences that Joe has had in both codes of rugby," he said.

"He has played with some great players and played under some great coaches too so he will add greatly in terms of continuing to develop Leinster’s young players.

"One of the main factors in signing Joe has been the enthusiasm he has shown in looking to join the club."

Tomane played rugby league with the Melbourne Storm and the Gold Coast Titans from 2008 before switching codes in 2011 and joining the Brumbies, where he scored 25 tries in 68 appearances.

He made his Wallaby debut the following year and joined Montpellier in 2016.

Tomane scored 16 tries in 44 appearances for the club, with his final game the Top14 final where he came off the bench in the defeat to Castres.

"It is a privilege to have the opportunity to be coached by Leo, Stuart and to train and play alongside world class athletes"

"I am extremely grateful and blessed to have this opportunity to join Leinster for the next two seasons," Tomane said.

"It is a privilege to have the opportunity to be coached by Leo, Stuart (Lancaster) and to train and play alongside world class athletes.

"Leinster is one of the premier rugby clubs in the world with a rich culture and I will do everything I can to uphold the standards that the past and present players have laid out.

"I hope to have a positive impact on the Leinster community and I can’t wait to meet all the supporters and share many special moments with you all."