Hurricanes' Woodward signs for Bristol
Cape Town - Bristol have confirmed the signing of Jason Woodward from the Super Rugby champions, the Hurricanes.
Woodward will arrive in Bristol at the beginning of November.
He represented the Wellington franchise in this year's Super Rugby
final, starting on the wing in August’s 20-3 victory over the Lions.
The 26-year-old - who is equally adept at fullback or wing - has
made 43 appearances in Super Rugby for Melbourne Rebels and the
Hurricanes, notching 252 points.
“Jason is an excellent acquisition for Bristol and a player who has
consistently impressed in the Super Rugby competition,” Director of
Rugby Andy Robinson said.
“He’s quick, solid under the high ball and has a strong kicking game.
For Jason, this is a fresh challenge for him and we know he’ll be
determined to make his mark in the Aviva Premiership.”
Woodward represented New Zealand Under-20s, helping the team to the 2010 IRB Junior World Championship title in Argentina.
He added: “I felt it was the right time for me to come and experience
playing in a new environment and Bristol Rugby is the right fit for me.
“It’s a great club with a big supporter base and a city that is
passionate about rugby. I’m looking forward to working with the coaches
and players that Bristol have here.
“To sign off from my time at the Hurricanes with a Super Rugby title
was a fitting way to finish and now I’m excited about testing myself
against quality opposition in the top flight of England.”