Aviva Premiership
London Irish sign Maitland from Glasgow Warriors
ESPN Staff
January 22, 2015
British and Irish Lion Sean Maitland has 15 caps for Scotland © Getty Images

Scotland international Sean Maitland will switch the Pro12 for the Premiership when he joins to London Irish at the end of the season.

The Glasgow Warriors wing, who was part of the successful British and Irish Lions tour of Australia in 2013, will join Irish on a long-term contract.

The 26-year-old has 15 Scotland caps to his name and two tries and said he was looking forward to be joining new Irish coach Tom Coventry.

"I'm excited to be joining London Irish at the end of the season," Maitland said. "Having spoken to Bob Casey and Glenn Delaney and knowing how Tom Coventry operates as a coach helped with my decision making.

"The structure off the field is exceptional and with the appointments that have been made, the club is clearly striving to get back to the top of the European game and I'm looking forward to being involved in that process."

"Sean is a British and Irish Lion back three player and proven on the international stage," said Bob Casey, the club's Operations Director. "He is the right age, a great character and wants to be a big part of our long-term plan.

"He is another significant signing and further indication that we want to compete with the best in the Premiership and Europe."

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