9 Mar 2012

Brad Thorn joins Leinster

2:52 pm on 9 March 2012

The World Cup-winning All Blacks lock Brad Thorn has joined the Irish club Leinster on a three-month contract.

The 37-year-old has arrived in Dublin on temporary loan from his Japanese club Fukuoka Sanix Blues, where he has been playing since the World Cup.

His arrival at the European champions club coincides with their need for second row cover ahead of their quarter-final against Cardiff Blues in Dublin next month.