Ireland International Jack McGrath Set To Leave Leinster

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

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Jason Hennessy

Done deal.

Ireland international prop Jack McGrath looks set to leave Leinster at the end of the season and join provincial rivals Ulster after becoming frustrated with his lack of game time at the eastern province.

The controversial move up north, which was first reported back in February, now appears to be a done deal according to RugbyPass, who say the move will go ahead after all parties came to an agreement.

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The reports states the move looks set to be publicly announced in the coming days, and will bring an end to McGrath’s long association with Leinster. The Lions prop looks set to join a long list of Leinster exiles and will link up with former teammates Marty Moore, Jordi Murphy and John Cooney among others.

McGrath has played just a handful of games for Leinster this season, despite featuring in all three Tests for the Lions against New Zealand not too long ago. He has also seen himself fall to third in the pecking order with Ireland behind Cian Healy and Dave Kilcoyne with the IRFU said to be keen on facilitating the move.

The prop’s doesn’t expire until 2020, but is centrally contracted by the IRFU – allowing them to step in and make the move a possibility.