Report: Jack McGrath Closing In On Move Away From Leinster

Report: Jack McGrath Closing In On Move Away From Leinster

Jack McGrath reportedly wishes to leave Leinster and join Ulster.

The Irish Independent's Rúaidhri O'Connor reports today that McGrath set the move in motion and that talks between parties are at an advanced stage but not yet complete.

It's said that both McGrath and the IRFU have become frustrated with the loosehead prop's lack of chances to start games at Leinster.

A move to Ravenhill would suit both the player and Ulster, though perhaps not Leinster. Though McGrath has fallen down the pecking order at the province, he is still a hugely experienced player.

Joining Ulster would likely see him game time increase, and also, possibly his chances with Ireland. The 29-year-old has made just one appearance off the bench in this year's Six Nations.


If he was to join Ulster, McGrath could count former Leinster players Jordi Murphy, Marty Moore and John Cooney as teammates.

Ulster yesterday announced the signing of South African-born Irish-qualified prop Gareth Milasinovich from Worcester Warriors. The 26-year-old, who qualifies to play for Ireland through his grandfather, can play on either side of the scrum.

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