September 28th, 2016

Ireland international Marty Moore set for Wasps move ahead of 2016/17 season

Ireland international Marty Moore set for Wasps move ahead of 2016/17 season Ireland international Marty Moore set for Wasps move ahead of 2016/17 season

IRELAND international Marty Moore will move to Wasps ahead of the 2016/17 season from Leinster Rugby.

The 24 year-old prop has made 58 appearances for the Dublin-based club and has also represented his country ten times since making his debut in the Six Nations two years ago.

Moore has been part of Ireland’s last two Six Nations title-winning squads but missed out on last year’s Rugby World Cup through injury.

He returned to fitness earlier this season and has been selected for Ireland’s Six Nations squad again for a third year running.

Moore’s arrival will bolster Wasps’ talented pool of tightheads and the club’s director of rugby, Dai Young, said he was delighted to have Moore on board.

“Marty has already proven his international pedigree with Ireland and, at only 24, he has plenty of years ahead of him to continue his development and become a top-class tighthead,” said Young.

“We already have talented tightheads at the club, but his addition will strengthen the depth we have in this key position and will help to drive competition for places, which is what we are trying to achieve throughout the squad. We are looking forward to Marty joining us next season.”

Moore said he was pleased to bee moving to Wasps next season, added: “I am looking forward to working with Dai Young and his coaching team as well as the squad and am excited about the challenge ahead in the Aviva Premiership.

“However, up until the move I am fully committed to Leinster Rugby and I would like to thank everyone here as well as the Leinster fans for the support they have shown me.”

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