The Reds have signed Adam Thomson for the 2015 Super Rugby season.
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The Queensland Reds have signed former All Blacks back-rower Adam Thomson for the 2015 Super Rugby season.
Capped 29 times for New Zealand, Thomson was a member of the All Blacks’ 2011 Rugby World Cup winning squad before moving to Japan for the past two seasons.
Thomson spent seven seasons in Super Rugby with the Highlanders before moving to the Japanese Top League, where he currently is the competition’s top try-scorer whilst playing with the Canon Eagles.
Reds coach Richard Graham said would provide experience and leadership to the young back-rowers in the squad.
“It was evident Adam is still genuinely craving the competitive nature of Super Rugby,” said Graham.
“As an All Black and World Cup winner, his influence on the Super Rugby competition has been enormous. He was at the heart of everything the Highlanders did.”
“Adam rounds out a highly competitive back row and he brings an outstanding skill set to the way that we want to play the game.”
“Along with Jake (Schatz) I believe Adam is one of the best aerial forwards in the modern game.”