Wasps sign prop Marty Moore from Leinster
By Matthew Treadwell
Last Updated: 25/01/16 5:11pm
Wasps have signed Ireland international Marty Moore from Leinster and the prop will join the club for the start of the 2016/17 campaign.
The 24-year-old has won 10 caps for Ireland since making his debut in a 28-6 victory over Scotland in 2014.
Moore has been involved in Ireland's last two Six Nations title-winning squads and only missed out on a place in the 2015 World Cup squad due to injury.
He returned to action with Leinster earlier this season, but will miss this year's Six Nations after picking up a hamstring problem.
"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 club's official 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.
"We are looking forward to Marty joining us next season."
Moore said he is looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead with Wasps, but insists he is focused on his current role at Leinster for the rest of the season.
"I'm really pleased to have signed a contract with Wasps to join next season," Moore said.
"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."