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Offaly Man Jack Regan Set To Leave Super Rugby For Ospreys

Offaly Man Jack Regan Set To Leave Super Rugby For Ospreys

Jack Regan is reportedly close to signing for Ospreys.

According to the Otago Daily Times, the Offaly man will join the Welsh side along with Highlanders teammate Michael Collins.

Regan, who turns 24 next week, is the son of Offaly All-Ireland winner Daithí Regan.

The 6' 6" second row represented Leinster up to 'A' level. He moved to Ulster in 2017, making one senior appearance before leaving the province last year.

Regan moved to New Zealand where he joined Dunedin Sharks and later played Mitre 10 Cup with Otago. He subsequently signed with the Otago-based Highlanders and made his Super Rugby Aotearoa debut against the Crusaders in February.

"Out of the blue, I get a message from a lad in New Zealand, an ex-Ulster prop called Bronson Ross, asking me if I wanted to join Dunedin Sharks,” Regan explained in a March interview with World Rugby.

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"I didn’t know him and I was thinking, ‘who is this fella?’ My first thought was, ‘I’m not going to the other side of the world to New Zealand’.

"But then I chatted a bit with my dad, who would be a big influence, and my agent John Andress and I thought ‘hold on a minute, I don’t have anything to lose’, and a week and a bit later, I was on a plane out there.

"I got over in March and the week after, we had Paddy’s Day. The week after that, we went into lockdown, a proper lockdown, for about six weeks. It’s been a bit of a journey."

Regan moved to New Zealand in hope of revitalising his career. He has certainly done that, and more.

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