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Transfer Rumours: International front-rower set to join Bristol

Samoa international prop Motu Matu’u could be the latest player to swap Gloucester for West Country rivals Bristol.

It has been reported in The Rugby Paper that the hooker, who came off the bench for Samoa in their 44-38 defeat to Scotland on Saturday, has agreed to join the ambitious Championship leaders next season.


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Matu’u joined Gloucester last season but has played second fiddle to Wales international Richard Hibbard.

Argentina international Julian Montoya is also expected to join the club to add further competition in the hooker department once James Hanson’s short-term deal comes to an end.


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Last summer, youngsters Dan Thomas, Joe Batley, Joe Latta and Mat Protheroe all made the move down the M5 to Bristol, who have also been linked with Gloucester’s experienced prop John Afoa in recent weeks.

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