Leinster sign Joe Tomane

Leinster sign Joe Tomane

Leinster Rugby has confirmed the signing of 17 test capped Australian back Joe Tomane from Montpellier.

The 28-year-old former rugby league player has played against Leinster on a number of occasions over the last few seasons in the Champions Cup with Montpellier and will join his new teammates in time for the 2018/19 pre-season in a few weeks.

Tomane played rugby league with the Melbourne Storm and the Gold Coast Titans from 2008 before switching codes in 2011 and joining the Brumbies.

He played 68 times for the Brumbies in Super Rugby scoring 25 tries and was capped 17 times by Australia, making his debut in 2012 against Scotland, before joining Montpellier in the TOP14 in 2016.

Tomane played 44 times for Montpellier scoring 16 tries and his final game with Montpellier was in the TOP14 Final against Castres when he came off the bench as they came up short two weekends ago.

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