Marty Moore move to Wasps is confirmed

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Marty Moore is moving to Wasps
Marty Moore is moving to Wasps

Wasps have confirmed the signing of Ireland and Leinster prop Marty Moore, who will join them for the 2016/17 campaign.

Moore has won 10 caps since making his international debut in 2014 and been part of Ireland's last two 6 Nations title-winning squads.

The 24-year-old tighthead has made 58 Leinster appearances since his debut for the province in 2012. Ironically, Moore was injured while playing for Leinster away to Wasps on Saturday in the European Champions Cup.

He will now miss Ireland’s Six Nations campaign, following confirmation of a hamstring tear.

"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," Wasps director of rugby Dai Young told the official club website.

"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."

Wasps have not disclosed the length of Moore's deal at the Ricoh Arena.

Last week Moore was said to be rethinking a possible move to the Coventry-based club after reportedly speaking to Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt.

However, he told the Wasps website: "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."