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Premiership players to watch - Greg Somerville
Greg Somerville
Possibly the pick of the overseas players moving to the Premiership for the new season is New Zealand's most-capped prop of all time, Greg Somerville.

The 18st 2lb powerhouse, who can play both tight-head and loose-head prop, will join Gloucester at the end of the year once the All Blacks' European tour finishes.

Now 30, Somerville has been a mainstay of the dominant Crusaders side in the Super 14 and has won 64 caps for the All Blacks.

He follows in the footsteps of a number of fellow All Blacks who have made the move to the Premiership in recent years including Carl Hayman, Luke McAlister, Aaron Mauger and Rico Gear.



see also
Gloucester sign Kiwi Somerville
25 Jun 08 |  Gloucester

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