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.

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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.