Glasgow sign Downey from Munster
June 27, 2014
Downey is put under pressure by Toulouse's Florian Fritz in the Heineken Cup © Getty Images
PRO 12 runners-up Glasgow Warriors have signed centre James Downey from Munster on a two-year contract, subject to a medical.
The Ireland international is set to join the Warriors after two seasons with Munster and will link up with his new team-mates at a training camp in France next week.
Downey, who won his first senior cap for Ireland against Canada last summer, previously played for Italian side Calvisano before moving to Northampton Saints. He spent five years at Franklin's Gardens, scoring 13 tries in 148 appearances for the Saints.
Downey recently faced the Warriors at Scotstoun, lining up for Munster in the PRO12 semi-final in May.
"I'm really excited about moving to Glasgow and taking on this new challenge," Downey said. The squad gets stronger each year and reaching the RaboDirect PRO12 Final for the first time last season shows the progress the club is making. I know I'll have to work hard to get into the team.
"I'm looking forward to playing at Scotstoun regularly in front of very passionate supporters. The atmosphere at the RaboDirect PRO12 play-off was incredible. I can't wait to meet my new team-mates and start pre-season training."
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