Glasgow Warriors (33/1 RaboDirect Pro12 Grand Final outright with bet365) have shown their intentions for the rest of the RaboDirect Pro12 season with the signing of Crusaders winger Sean Maitland.
The 24-year-old, who has Scottish grandparents, is waiting on a visa and the completion of a medical before making the move from New Zealand.
Having not played for the All Blacks in his career so far, Maitland may well be looked upon as a potential Scotland (14/1 Six Nations 2013 outright with bet365) international of the future.
Glasgow head coach Gregor Townsend has admitted he is excited by the prospect of having the utility back, who is the cousin of Australia fly-half Quade Cooper, at the club.
He said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming a player of Sean Maitland’s calibre to Glasgow Warriors.
“The back three is an area of the team where we already have a number of excellent options, and Sean will provide a further layer of quality as we enter another busy phase of the season.
“His try-scoring record in Super Rugby speaks for itself, and he’s also a player who has a big appetite for self-improvement. He will be a fantastic addition to our squad and will, I’m sure, be very popular with our supporters.”