Australian centre Andrew Smith will join the Munster squad for the 2014/15 season on a one-year contract.
Andrew Smith is currently involved with Super 15 side the UC Brumbies where former Munster forwards coach Laurie Fisher is the director of rugby.
Hailing from Sydney and a former member of the Waratahs Academy system, Smith has 43 Super Rugby caps after making his debut against the Blues in 2010.
The 29-year-old centre featured against the British & Irish Lions last summer when the Brumbies were the only provincial side to defeat them.
Looking ahead to the move, Smith said: “I’m really looking forward to joining Munster and making the most of the opportunity. Laurie Fisher has always spoken highly about the team and culture.
“It’s definitely somewhere I want to go and make an impact, working closely with the boys and training hard. I’ve no doubt it will be a great experience and I can’t wait to get stuck in.”
On confirming the signing, Munster CEO Garrett Fitzgerald commented: “We look forward to welcoming Andrew when he arrives at the end of his Super 15 commitments with the Brumbies. We are delighted to have secured the services of a player of his calibre for next season.”
Name: Andrew Smith
Born: Sydney, NSW, January 10, 1985
Height: 1.94m (6ft 4in)
Weight: 104kg (16st 5lb)