Sunday 21 July 2019

Jordi Murphy to swap Leinster for another Irish province

Ireland's Jordi Murphy. Photo: Sportsfile
Ireland's Jordi Murphy. Photo: Sportsfile
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Jordi Murphy will be plying his trade at Ulster next season.

The flanker has seen himself fall down the pecking order at Leinster after returning from the serious knee injury he suffered in the historic win over the All Blacks in Chicago.

Sean O'Brien, Rhys Ruddock, Dan Leavy, Josh van der Flier and Jack Conan all stand between Murphy and a starting berth.

The 26-year-old will likely gain more game time if he joins Les Kiss at Ulster and Independent.ie understands that the deal will be announced this week.

He will be a welcome addition to the Ulster pack which has come in for criticism this season.

Murphy has made a 95 appearances for Leinster since he debuted in 2011.

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