Maitland off to Scotland

2012-10-23 14:00
Sean Maitland (File)

Southland rugby player Hoani Macdonald collapses on the field after going into cardiac arrest.

Glasgow - Glasgow have signed Crusaders wing Sean Maitland in a move that could also pay off for the Scotland national team.

Maitland, 24, who can play at fullback or on either wing, qualifies to play for Scotland through his paternal grandparents.

Head coach Gregor Townsend told "We're delighted to be welcoming a player of Sean Maitland's calibre to Glasgow Warriors.

"The back three is an area of the team where we already have a number of excellent options, and Sean will provide a further layer of quality as we enter another busy phase of the season.

"His try-scoring record in Super Rugby speaks for itself, and he's also a player who has a big appetite for self-improvement.

"He will be a fantastic addition to our squad and will, I'm sure, be very popular with our supporters."

Maitland, who scored 24 tries in Super Rugby and crossed four times in a game against the Brumbies last year, will join Warriors in the coming weeks subject to a medical and visa, having signed a contract that ties him to Scotstoun until May 2015.

He won world titles with the All Blacks at Under-19 and Under-20 level and represented the New Zealand Maoris in 2010.

Maitland will join former Lions captain Josh Strauss at the Glasgow Warriors.


Read more on:    sean maitland  |  rugby


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


30 of the world's greatest golfers will be heading to the Gary Player Country Club for this year's Nedbank Golf Challenge - now in its 35th year. For all the latest news, player profiles, hole-by-hole descriptions and past winners, be sure to check out Sport24's dedicated section.

Latest blogs

Irrespective of the result of the Springboks' bronze medal match against Argentina, should coach Heyneke Meyer be offered a contract extension?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.