Belfast Telegraph

Home Sport Rugby

Moore hopeful of Ireland's call

By Duncan Bech

Marty Moore hopes moving to Wasps will not hinder his Test career with Ireland.

The 25-year-old tighthead is finally fit after six months battling hamstring trouble, and gearing up for the Aviva Premiership challenge.

Ireland's performance director David Nucifora has warned the country's top stars will be at a "disadvantage" for Test selection if plying their trade abroad.

Ian Madigan was overlooked for the summer's South Africa tour after joining Bordeaux, but ex-Leinster front-rower Moore hopes Ireland bosses look on his England move more favourably.

"Ireland selection hasn't really been spoken of, with the fact I've been injured as well," Moore said. "So it hasn't come up, there haven't been chances where I've been playing and there's been a selection issue. It hasn't raised its head yet.

"But I think this is a great club and a great competition.

"And hopefully if I'm in a position where I'm playing for the club I'll be in just as good a position to put my hand up for selection internationally."

Belfast Telegraph

How to Complain

If you have a complaint about the editorial content of the Belfast Telegraph or Sunday Life then contact the Editor here. If you are not satisfied with the response provided then you can contact the Independent Press Standards Organisation here

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph