New Zealand-born back-row Callum Gibbins admits he is “excited about the opportunity” of joining Glasgow Warriors.

The 28-year-old has signed a three-year contract keeping him at Scotstoun until at least May 2020.

He was a Super Rugby winner with the Wellington side last year and will join up with his new team mates in Glasgow following his commitments with the Hurricanes and Manawatu Turbos.

Gibbins said: “I’m excited about the opportunity to start a new journey with Glasgow Warriors in Scotland.

“I feel privileged to be in a situation where I can make a decision like this and I’m looking forward to the new experiences that lie ahead.

“Each of the teams I’ve represented, and all the fans who have supported those teams, hold a special place in my heart, and there is no doubt I’ll miss the people I’ve been involved in during my rugby career to date.”

Current Glasgow Warriors’ Head Coach Gregor Townsend said: “Callum is a hard-working player with real leadership attributes and he’s another exciting addition to the squad for next season.

“He is part of a winning environment right now at the Hurricanes and is a player [incoming coaches] Dave Rennie and Jason O’Halloran know well from their time coaching him at Manawatu.”

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