Gloucester sign Leinster lock Tom Denton for 2016-17 Premiership season

Tom Denton
Tom Denton played under former England boss Stuart Lancaster while at Leeds Carnegie

Leinster lock Tom Denton has signed to play for Premiership side Gloucester in the 2016-17 season.

The 28-year-old, who previously played in the Premiership for Leeds Carnegie, joined Leinster in 2012 and has made 10 appearances for the club this term.

Denton has been part of a Leinster side that finished top of the Pro12 at the end of the regular campaign this year.

"His arrival only makes us stronger as a unit," said Gloucester director of rugby David Humphreys.

"We're looking forward to welcoming Tom into our environment. During his time in the Aviva Premiership with Leeds, he proved to be a quality operator, and he has matured and improved whilst with Leinster.

"I know first hand from my time with Ulster what a quality opponent he is and he will be a welcome addition to our second row ranks."

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