London Irish sign Canada international Jebb Sinclair
Wednesday 27 July 2011
London Irish have announced the signing of Canada international Jebb Sinclair on a one-year contract.
The back-row forward will link up with Irish after Canada's World Cup campaign in New Zealand.
Sinclair, 25, has been playing for Canadian side Atlantic Rock and he was arguably his country's outstanding player during the Churchill Cup competition earlier this summer when Canada lost to England Saxons in the final.
Irish head coach Toby Booth said: "I saw a lot of Jebb during the recent Churchill Cup, and I was impressed.
"His workrate around the park was of a high standard and allowed others around him to shine, and that is what you need from a forward in the Premiership.
"He offers another lineout option and he is a strong ball-carrier, which will further strengthen us for this season."
Threat of 'catastrophic cascade of collisions' must be averted, warn scientists
Robin van Persie: Manchester United may have more joy if striker is dropped by David Moyes
England 29 Wales 18 match report: Stuart Lancaster's men enjoy their day in the sun at expense of weary Wales
Carl Froch v George Groves tickets for Wembley Stadium rematch reportedly sell-out within an hour of going on sale
England 29 Wales 18 player ratings: Who was the star man at Twickenham?
Bayern Munich v Arsenal: Arsene Wenger pleads for 'fair chance' from referee in Champions League clash
- 1 Australian man Rod Sommerville reacts to bite from deadly snake by reaching for cold beer
- 2 North Korea elections: Kim Jong-un wins 100% of the vote
- 3 David Cameron resorts to paying for Facebook fans because not enough people like him
- 4 Steve Irwin’s final words: Cameraman present at death opens up about deadly stingray attack for the first time
- 5 Sharknado 2: Former WWE wrestler Kurt Angle to fight second wave of flying sharks
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Vince Cable: Teachers 'know absolutely nothing' about the world of work
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
The quiet diplomat: Catherine Ashton - recognised and admired in all the world’s troubled countries, yet ridiculed at home