Leicester Tigers Sign Irish International Forward

Irish international Dominic Ryan has agreed a move to Leicester Tigers from Leinster.

The 27-year-old Ryan made 113 appearances for Leinster, playing across the back row but predominantly at blindside or openside flanker, scoring 18 tries, after making his debut for the province in 2009.

Ryan has won representative honours with Ireland Wolfhounds and made his full Test debut against Georgia in the 2014 autumn series. Tigers head coach Matt O’Connor worked with Ryan during his time in charge at Leinster and is looking forward to welcoming Ryan to the Tigers

“Dom is an experienced professional who plays all across the back row. He wins collisions on both sides of the ball and comes from an environment that understands the narrative of winning.”

Ryan, who came through the Leinster academy system, said:

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Leinster and Irish rugby over the last seven years, but it is time for a new challenge in my career and I’m delighted to sign for Leicester Tigers, as they are one of the great clubs in European rugby. I’m also excited to work with Matty again because he had such a great impact on my career at Leinster.”

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