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Leinster confirm Douglas signing

20th May 2014 10:53

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Waratahs lock Kane Douglas congratulated after scoring

Signed: Kane Douglas

Leinster have announced the signing of Australia and Waratahs lock Kane Douglas from the NSW Waratahs as well as confirming a number of additions to the coaching set up for next season.

The 24-year-old, who made his Australian debut in 2012 against Argentina and has gone on to win 13 further caps since then, will join a roster that already includes Irish internationals Devin Toner and Mike McCarthy. Douglas will join Leinster once his Australian Rugby Union contract expires later in the year.

Ahead of his arrival Douglas spoke of his excitement.

"It's a big decision but one which I am very excited about," said Douglas.

"I've had plenty of time to weigh lots of things up and the time is right for me and my partner to experience something new and something totally different. We are heading for a new challenge in life and that's what excites us."

While he is looking forward to joining up with the rest of the Leinster squad in the new season he also acknowledged that there is still rugby to be played at home.

"Leinster is a massive club in Europe with a proud tradition and I'm really looking forward to doing my bit to add to the team once my commitments are done here in Australia," added Douglas.

"We are delighted to be able to formally announce Kane's signing. For a young guy he already has a wealth of rugby knowledge and experience under his belt and we also feel that he has the right character to succeed at Leinster," said Leinster boss Matt O'Connor.

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