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Wasps swoop for Ireland prop Marty Moore

Published 25/01/2016

Ireland prop Marty Moore will join Wasps ahead of the 2016/17 season
Ireland prop Marty Moore will join Wasps ahead of the 2016/17 season

Ireland and Leinster prop Marty Moore will join Wasps ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.

Moore has won 10 caps since making his international debut in 2014 and been part of Ireland's last two RBS 6 Nations title-winning squads.

The 24-year-old tighthead has made 58 Leinster appearances since his debut for the Irish province in 2012.

"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," Wasps director of rugby Dai Young told the official club website.

"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."

Wasps have not disclosed the length of Moore's deal at the Ricoh Arena.

Moore is part of Ireland's 35-man squad for their first two Six Nations games against Wales and France but limped out of Leinster's European Champions Cup defeat to Wasps last weekend with a hamstring injury.

"I'm really pleased to have signed a contract with Wasps to join next season," Moore said.

"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."

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