RUGBY UNION: London Welsh linked with New Zealand star Piri Weepu

The Oxford Times: RUGBY UNION: London Welsh linked with New Zealand star RUGBY UNION: London Welsh linked with New Zealand star

A WORLD Cup-winning All Black could be playing at the Kassam Stadium this season after reports in New Zealand linked Piri Weepu with a move to London Welsh.

The 30-year-old, who started at scrum half in the 2011 final victory over France, has played 71 times for his country.

Weepu will be leaving the Auckland-based Blues when their season finishes tomorrow and Welsh, who won promotion back to the Aviva Premiership via the Championship play-offs last month, is believed to be his destination.

Blues coach John Kirwan told the New Zealand Herald: "He's been a great servant of the game.

"It's great for him to go overseas and get a new experience.

"He's helped us win a World Cup. He's been a great All Black.

"It's a good natural progression that he rolls on."

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