Hurricanes back Woodward joins Bristol
NEWS: Former New Zealand Under-20 who can run on as fullback or wing Jason Woodward have joined Bristol from the Hurricanes.
The 26-year-old has made 43 appearances in Super Rugby for the Rebels and the Hurricanes, notching 252 points. And even featured in the Super Rugby semifinal against the Lions for Woodward Wellington-based franchise Hurricanes. The young man started on the wing in the 20-3 victory over the South African franchise Lions.
Woodward helped the New Zealand U20 to the 2010 Junior World Championship title in Argentina.
Commenting on his move to Bristols, Woodward said: "I felt it was the right time for me to come and experience playing in a new environment and Bristol Rugby is the right fit for me.
"It’s a great club with a big supporter base and a city that is passionate about rugby.
"I’m looking forward to working with the coaches and players that Bristol has here.
"To sign off from my time at the Hurricanes with a Super Rugby title was a fitting way to finish and now I’m excited about testing myself against quality opposition in the top flight of England,"
Bristol Director of Rugby Andy Robinson expressed his happiness with the club's new acquisition.
"Jason [Woodward] is an excellent acquisition for Bristol and a player who has consistently impressed in the Super Rugby competition," Robinson told bristolrugby.co.uk.
"He’s quick, solid under the high ball and has a strong kicking game.
"For Jason [Woodward], this is a fresh challenge for him and we know he’ll be determined to make his mark in the Premiership,"