Northampton sign Australia centre Horne

AFP
by AFP

Australian international centre Rob Horne will join Northampton Saints from the Waratahs next season, the English Premiership club said on Monday.

The 27-year-old has been capped 33 times by Australia, who appointed him vice-captain last year, and played at two World Cups.

Rob Horne training with the Wallabies. Photo: Getty Images.He has made over 100 appearances for Sydney side the Waratahs, making him the state's ninth most-capped player.

"Rob has played at the highest level of the sport for nearly a decade and we're delighted that he has put pen to paper and agreed to come to Franklin's Gardens," said Saints rugby director Jim Mallinder.

"He's going to be a real asset for us, both with his quality of play and his leadership experience in what is a crucial position."

Horne said: "Northampton is a club with a strong history and I look forward to being a part of that at the club.

Horne in action for the Waratahs during the 2016 Super Rugby season. Photo: Getty Images."I'm excited for the journey ahead and experiencing Aviva Premiership and European rugby."

Northampton did not disclose the length of Horne's contract.

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