Piri Weepu joins London Welsh

London Welsh complete the signing of New Zealand international scrum-half Piri Weepu.

Aviva Premiership newcomers London Welsh have completed the signing of World Cup winning Kiwi scrum-half Piri Weepu.

Weepu, 30, has 71 caps for the All Blacks and was a key part of the side that won the World Cup in 2011.

"It doesn't get much better than being a World Cup winner with 71 caps for the All Blacks - it's a signing that speaks for itself," London Welsh head coach Justin Burnell told the club's official website.

"It's a massive statement of intent from the club in regard to its drive to be able to complete in the Aviva Premiership next season, and not just survive."

Weepu joins the Exiles from the Auckland Blues and will join up with his new team at the end of the current Super 15 campaign.

New London Irish coach Justin Burnell photographed on November 24, 2011
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