Wasps confirm the signing of Leinster star Marty Moore
Published 25/01/2016 | 15:10
Wasps have confirmed the signing of Leinster prop Marty Moore.
It was believed that Moore would stay with the Blues - despite agreeing a deal with Wasps - after an intervention from Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt and scrum coach Greg Feek.
But Wasps confirmed the deal this afternoon.
Wasps’ Director of Rugby Dai Young saying: “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.
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“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.”
Marty Moore added: “I’m really pleased to have signed a contract with Wasps to join next season. 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.”
Commenting on the announcement Leinster Rugby Head Coach, Leo Cullen said, "Naturally we are disappointed to be losing a player of Marty's calibre in particular having invested in his development over the years but we wish him well.
"Once he recovers from his hamstring issue we hope that Marty has a big part to play in our Guinness PRO12 run in."