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Marty Moore is coming home as Ulster announce prop's signing

Ireland international returns from Premiership exile ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Moore: will look to add to his 10 international caps.
Moore: will look to add to his 10 international caps.
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MARTY MOORE WILL bid to relaunch his Ireland career after agreeing a move home to join Ulster next summer.

The tighthead prop has called time on his stint with Wasps in the Aviva Premiership and signed a two-year deal with the northern province.

Moore, who has 10 Ireland caps, left his native Leinster at the end of the 2015/16 season and has made 34 appearances in the Wasps front row.

But the move to Coventry left him in international exile, and with the 2019 Rugby World Cup on the horizon, a return to the Irish system will give the 26-year-old a chance to fight for his place in an increasingly competitive front row.

Moore has previously worked with Ulster Director of Rugby Les Kiss in the Ireland setup and also with head coach Jono Gibbes during their time together at Leinster.

“Marty is someone that I know well from his time with the national side and he’s already proven that he’s an international-quality player,” Kiss said.

“He’s a strong scrum and lineout operator, but he also makes positive contributions around the park and that is increasingly important in the modern game.

“At only 26 years of age, I believe that Marty has the potential to get even better and I know that he has the hunger and work ethic to do that.

“He’s determined to earn a starting position in a competitive environment here at Ulster, and also put himself back in contention for Ireland selection off the back of strong performances for us.”

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