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Western Force sign Tom Sexton

  • Western Force sign Tom Sexton

The Western Force have signed former Melbourne Rebels hooker Tom Sexton for the 2016 Super Rugby season.

Sexton, a former Irish schoolboys captain who represented the country in under-19s and under-20s, played eight games for professional Irish club Leinster before moving to the Rebels for whom he played five matches last season.

The 25-year-old has been signed on a one-year extended playing squad contract and will be used to provide depth in the hooking role.

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"Tom brings a good skill set from his experience as a junior representative and senior professional player in Ireland," Western Force coach Michael Foley said.

"However, the thing that separated him from other candidates was his mindset - he was primarily driven to join us based on his opportunity to compete for a spot in our match 23."

The Force have already signed Springbok Peter Grant, former Wallabies centre Ben Tapuai and Waratahs fly-half Jono Lance for next season.

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