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Van der Linde signs for London Irish


  • 12 Dec 2013
CJ van der Linde has 75 Test caps CJ van der Linde has 75 Test caps

World Cup winning-Springbok prop CJ van der Linde will join London Irish for the remainder of the 2013-14 season.

The former Golden Lions tighthead, who has 75 Test caps, will replace Halani Aulika in the starting line-up as the Tongan has been sidelined with an Achilles injury.

'He’s a world-class scrummager and will bring a lot of experience and composure to our pack,' said London Irish director of rugby Brian Smith. 'His arrival is timely as we look to re-establish ourselves as a dominant scrum in the Premiership. I know [coaches] Glenn Delaney and Phil Keith-Roach are keen to work with a World Cup-winning tighthead.'

London Irish also recently attained the services of another international, Wallaby James O'Connor.

Photo: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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