Ireland out-half Ian Keatley has signed with Glasgow Warriors until the end of the season.

The former Connacht and Munster man had been searching for a new club after his contract with Benetton Treviso was terminated by mutual consent last week.

Keatley, 33, went to the Italian side at the end of the 2018/19 campaign following eight seasons with Munster. 

Now, he's about to become the first Irish international to represent Glasgow Warriors since centre James Downey played there during the 2014/15 season.

"It's a strange time to be joining the team with everything that’s going on with Covid, however I’m really happy to be joining a club and a city with a proud rugby history," said Keatley.

"I’m looking forward to being able to start on a fresh slate with Glasgow and I’m excited to begin working with [head coach] Danny Wilson and his coaching team.

"This club is a top-quality outfit and I’m relishing the chance to be able to play alongside some of its top-quality talent."

Wilson was full of praise for the new recruit, adding: "His experience will be great from a performance point of view. He will also be invaluable to the development of our young players, including the likes of Ross Thompson, and also enable us to look at Pete [Horne] in his natural position of inside centre."

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