Gloucester have confirmed the signing of Samoan hooker Motu Matu’u from the Hurricanes.
The 28-year-old made his provincial debut for the Wellington Lions in 2009 before moving up to the Super Rugby franchise in 2012 and making 33 appearances since.
He played in all four pool stage games at the last World Cup starting against South Africa and scoring a try against Scotland.
He said: “I am very proud and excited to be given the opportunity to add to the legacy already in place at a traditionally strong club like Gloucester.
“I hope to be able to play my part in helping the team achieve success in the Aviva Premiership and in Europe. I cannot wait to meet my new team-mates and the people of Gloucester.”
Director of Rugby David Humphreys added: “Motu is a player that we are delighted to be bringing to the club, and I know that he is really looking forward to be heading to the Northern Hemisphere.
“His powerful, abrasive style of play is well suited to the Premiership and he will add further strength in depth to the Gloucester front five.”
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