Saturday 3 December 2016

Ulster swoop for Harlequins lock Treadwell

Published 15/01/2016 | 02:30

Ulster look set to complete the capture of Irish-qualified England U-20 lock Kieran Treadwell. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / Sportsfile
Ulster look set to complete the capture of Irish-qualified England U-20 lock Kieran Treadwell. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / Sportsfile

Ulster look set to complete the capture of Irish-qualified England U-20 lock Kieran Treadwell for next season. The highly rated 6ft 7ins Harlequins second-row's mother is Irish and he wore the green jersey at U-18, before switching allegiances at the next level of underage rugby.

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The 20-year-old has been offered the chance to move to Ireland before, turning down moves to Leinster and Ulster before joining Conor O'Shea's side, but Les Kiss appears to have persuaded him to make the move and pursue a place in the Ireland set-up in the coming years.

Second-row has been an area of concern for Ireland in the wake of Paul O'Connell's retirement from international rugby and a lack of sizeable options coming through.

The province are also understood to have completed the transfer of Ireland tighthead prop Rodney Ah You from Connacht.

Irish Independent

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