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Exiles sign up Hagan

LEINSTER tight-head prop Jamie Hagan will move to London Irish on a three-year deal this summer.

"They are a team with a rich heritage and proud Irish traditions which will really suit me," said Hagan yesterday.

London Irish director of rugby, Brian Smith, holds a high opinion of the man from Balbriggan, who has not quite convinced in the Leinster set-up.

"Jamie Hagan is a future Irish Test player.

"He's cut his teeth in the RaboDirect PRO12 and is more than ready to launch his Aviva Premiership career.

"He's a tough, uncompromising prop coming into his prime and he'll add more steel to our tight five. Jamie's rugby talent and Irish heritage make him a perfect fit for the club."