Donncha O’Callaghan set to sign deal with Worcester
Donncha O'Callaghan is believed to be close to signing a two-year deal with Worcester Warriors after Munster agreed to release him during the Summer.
Worcester, who were promoted last year, were understood to be in talks with O'Callaghan who is seeking regular first team rugby.
The 36-year-old lock also piqued the interest of a number of French clubs as well; however O'Callaghan is likely to head for the English side before the Premiership's start in October.
Second row Darren O'Shea is another Irishman already placed at the club. While Ulster hooker Niall Annett also played a crucial part in the side's promotion.
The departure of Paul O'Connell improved O'Callaghan's chances of appearing for Munster but Australian lock Mark Chisholm could be likely to fill that void.
Any potential move to England is likely to require the approval of the IRFU's high performance coach David Nucifora, as his contract is tied to rugby's national governing body.