Leinster look set to lose another young star according to reports

Marty Moore may be set for a move to the Premiership

BY Daniel Kelly 11:16 Wednesday 13 January 2016, 11:16 13 Jan 2016

Moore played against Wasps last year in the Champions Cup. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Reports this morning claim that Leinster prop Marty Moore is to follow in Ian Madigan's footsteps in leaving the province at the end of the season.

The 24-year-old looks set to leave the RDS and join Wasps according to The Irish Times. The Coventry-based side are coached by former Welsh prop Dai Young which has reportedly swayed the prop's decision.

Moore has played ten times for Ireland and over 50 for Leinster. He was part of the 2014 and 2015 Six Nations winning sides but missed out on last year's World Cup due to a foot injury.

Should the prop leave Leinster, it would leave the short in the front row and would have to promote a player from the academy or acquire a player from outside the squad. Mike Ross and Tadhg Furlong are both part of Leo Cullen's squad on the loose-head side.

The loss of Moore is the second big blow to Leo Cullen in the last three weeks. Ian Madigan confirmed he was to join Top 14 side Bordeaux-Begles at the end of this season.


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