Connacht sign front-row White
February 21, 2012
Nathan White reflects on last year's ITM Cup final defeat © Getty Images
Connacht have secured Leinster's front-row Nathan White on a three-year contract.
The former Waikato tight-head joined Leinster at the end of last season on a one-year contract and has made 14 appearances for the Heineken Cup champions this term. But he has opted to move to Connacht ahead of next season and the Irish province are hopeful that he will use his experience to help herald in the next generation of front-rowers.
Connacht's team manager Tim Allnutt paid tribute to White saying: "To have someone of Nathan's calibre and work ethic joining the squad is a huge boost to the club. Ronan Loughney has been doing a superb job at tight-head this season and Nathan's signature will add an extra layer of depth to this vital position.
"With a three-year deal Nathan has shown he believes in what we are doing here and we will use his knowledge and experience to help bring through the next crop of props through our academy structures."
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