Hines joins Leinster

Two-year deal for Lions forward

Last Updated: 12/08/09 9:14pm

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Hines: joined from Perpignan

Hines: joined from Perpignan

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Scotland lock Nathan Hines has signed a two-year deal with Leinster, the Heineken Cup champions have announced.

The Australia-born British and Irish Lion, who has 58 caps for his country, was formerly playing for French side Perpignan.

He will be joined in Dublin by tight-head prop Mike Ross, who moves from Guinness Premiership side Harlequins, and Australian back Shaun Berne, formerly of Bath.

Hooker Richardt Strauss, 23, has also agreed a deal with the province after leaving Super 14 side the Cheetahs.

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