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Exiles sign former All Black lock
ESPNscrum Staff
May 24, 2011
All Blacks lock Bryn Evans passes the ball during training at Rugby Park, Christchurch, June 25, 2009
Bryn Evans has signed for London Irish © Getty Images

London Irish have completed the signing of former All Black lock Bryn Evans.

The 26-year-old Hurricanes second-rower will make the move to the Exiles in September.

A former Blues and Hawke's Bay representative, Evans won two New Zealand caps against France in 2009 and also represented the Junior All Blacks.

"Bryn is a huge addition to our squad for next season," Exiles boss Toby Booth said. "His physical presence and his capabilities around the field will hold us in good stead for the campaign.

"The experiences Bryn will bring from playing for the Hurricanes and All Blacks will no doubt rub off on the young players we have coming through in the second row position."

Evans added: "I am looking forward to testing myself against a different opposition in a different club competition. The chance to play in the Heineken Cup against the best teams in Europe is also a very exciting prospect. There are some great players at London Irish and I look forward to playing alongside them all when I join."

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