Leinster Forward Set To Turn Down New Contract Offer And Sign For Rivals Munster

On the move.

Hawaiin prop Roman Salanoa is set to turn down a new contract offer with Leinster and sign for rivals Munster ahead of next season, according to a report by The42.

The 22-year-old tighthead made three senior appearances for Leinster this season and is highly-rated by the eastern province due to his sheer size and power.

Leinster are believed to be frustrated with the move as they wanted to retain the 125kg prop. Salanoa turned down a move to Connacht before Munster came along with the IRFU reportedly then encouraging him to make the move to the Limerick.

Salanoa is a former USA U20 international who has Samoan ancestry. He hails from the Hawaiian island of Oahu and previously excelled in American football at high school level, earning an All-State selection.

Salanoa will compete against the likes of John Ryan, Stephen Archer and the highly-rated Keynan Knox at Munster for the number three jersey.

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