Sean Maitland: Glasgow winger will join London Irish next season

Sean Maitland
Sean Maitland won the World Cup with New Zealand Under-19s and the IRB Junior World Championship with the Under-20s before playing Test rugby for Scotland

New Zealand-born Scotland winger Sean Maitland will move to London Irish in the summer, bringing to an end a near three-year stay with Glasgow Warriors.

Maitland, who joined Gregor Townsend's side in October 2012, has made 38 appearances and has scored 11 tries.

He also made his Scotland debut after his move from Crusaders, qualifying through his Scottish grandparents, and has scored two tries in 15 caps.

"I've really enjoyed my time in Glasgow," the 26-year-old said.

"It's been great being part of the club over the last three years.

"Since moving to Glasgow I've been selected to play for Scotland and the British & Irish Lions, so I'm grateful to Scottish Rugby for the opportunity to come over here.

"I'm looking forward to my new challenge in London next season, but all my focus will be on the Warriors until then, starting with a massive game against Bath this weekend [in the European Rugby Champions Cup]."

Townsend said of his player's switch from the Pro 12 club to the Premiership outfit: "Sean has played a big role at the club over the last three years and we wish him all the best when he leaves at the end of the season.

"There is still a lot of rugby to be played between now and then and I'm sure he'll want to leave the club on a high in the summer."

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