The former Highlanders Super Rugby player featured 13 times in
the RFU Championship for Nottingham in 2011/12, after joining the
East Midlands club a few months into the campaign.
He forged a strong partnership with New Zealand-born Japan
international fly-half James Arlidge, with the half-back
combination quickly becoming the preferred choice.
The 26-year-old started all but one game without his countryman
by his side, with the pairing also employed by the world's most
famous invitational side last month as the duo made their debut in
the Barbarians' convincing win over Loughborough Students.
Romans, from Christchurch, has plenty of experience in both the
New Zealand Provincial Cup, playing for Otago, as well as Super 14
Rugby, having played 11 times for the Highlanders. He also has two
international caps, having played for the Junior All Blacks in 2009
in the IRB Pacific Nations Cup.
The half-back is key member of the rebuilding Green and Whites,
with his nous for orchestrating proceeding just as highlyrated as
his work rate and commitment.
He signed a two year contract extension ahead of the 2012/13