19 May, 13:05
With 58 Heineken Cup appearances and a four-year spell at Perpignan under his belt, Hines will bring a great deal of experience to the Top 14 Champions.
"I had to weigh up a few things about what I want to do, and feel able to do, and what I want for my family, but Clermont were very enthusiastic and they have a great set-up," said Hines
"There was no doubt about me being released to play for Scotland so I won't actually join them until after the World Cup, providing I'm selected of course, and that was important to me. But they have also made a few other good signings so, although they've already got a very strong squad, they could be even stronger next season and it's great to be joining a club with its eyes on the top silverware."