Bristol sign Australia back Luke Morahan for next season
Last Updated: 20/03/17 5:51pm
Aviva Premiership strugglers Bristol have announced the signing of Australia international back Luke Morahan for next season.
The 26-year-old, who has won three caps, will offer Bristol options at full-back, wing and centre.
He has played for Super Rugby sides Queensland Reds and Western Force and was part of Australia's sevens squad that won a silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
"Luke is an impressive player with excellent technical abilities," Bristol head coach Mark Tainton told the club's official website.
"He has got a lot of raw pace and versatility, and can play across the back-line."
The back-three man featured for Michael Cheika's Wallabies as recently as November 2016 in the 25-23 win over France in Paris.
However, Morahan will now be illegible for international selection having chosen to play his club rugby in Europe after just three caps.
The current selection policy of the Wallabies is that Australian players playing anywhere in the world can be selected but only so long as they fit a certain criteria.
These being that a player must have held a professional contract with Australian rugby for at least seven years, and have played 60 Tests or more for the national side.