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Bristol's recruitment drive continues with signing of Australian back Morahan

He will link up with Pat Lam and Ian Madigan at Ashton Gate next season.

Morahan featured for Australia in the win over France last November.
Morahan featured for Australia in the win over France last November.
Image: Michel Euler

BRISTOL HAVE CONTINUED to strengthen their squad ahead of next season with the addition of Australia back Luke Morahan for the 2017-18 campaign.

The 26-year-old, has been capped three times by the Wallabies and can play at full-back, wing and centre, follows Ian Madigan in joining the Premiership strugglers for next year.

Morahan previously played sevens for Australia, winning a silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, and has played Super Rugby for Queensland Reds and Western Force.

He last featured for the Wallabies during the 25-23 win over France in Paris last November, but will now become ineligible for international selection as he moves to Europe.

Morahan is likely to be playing second-tier rugby next year with Bristol currently seven points adrift at the foot of the Premiership table. Pat Lam is taking over the head coach reins for next season.

“Luke is an impressive player with excellent technical abilities,” Bristol head coach Mark Tainton told the club website.

“He has got a lot of raw pace and versatility and can play across the back-line.”

Commenting on his move to England, Morahan said: ”I’m excited about the opportunity to play in England, but also to be a part of the ambitious journey that Bristol Rugby is on.

“The club’s management sold me the vision and how much rugby means to the people of the city.”

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