English Premiership Side Complete Signing Of Wallaby Star

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Northampton Saints signing of experienced Wallaby back Rob Horne ahead of next season.

Horne has won 33 caps for Australia and is primarily an outside centre but can cover both wings and inside centre. He will bring valuable versatility and experience to the Aviva Premiership side and also leadership given he was Wallabies vice-captain in 2016.

Northampton are set to lose the services of JJ Hanrahan at the end of the season, with the Irishman returning to Munster. Horne will be seen as an ideal replacement for the outgoing versatile back.

“Rob has played at the highest level of the sport for nearly a decade and we’re delighted that he has put pen to paper and agree to come to Franklin’s Gardens,” Saints boss Jim Mallinder said.

“He’s going to be a real asset for us, both with his quality of play and his leadership experience in what is a crucial position.”

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Horne has reportedly joined on a three-year deal and is looking forward to linking up with his new side after the 2017 Super Rugby season.

“Northampton is a club with a strong history and I look forward to being a part of that at the club,” Horne said.

“I’m excited for the journey ahead and experiencing Aviva Premiership and European rugby.”