Hagan leaves Leinster for London Irish

Updated: Monday, 25 Mar 2013 17:05

By Tadhg Peavoy

Leinster tighthead prop Jamie Hagan has signed a three-year deal with London Irish.

Balbriggan man Hagan had been with Leinster from 2011, prior to that the 25-year-old had a two-year stint with Connacht, and a first period with Leinster for a year.

Hagan has featured for representative sides the Ireland Wolfhounds and Ireland U20s.

"They are a team with a rich heritage and proud Irish traditions which will really suit me" - Jamie Hagan

London Irish director of rugby Brian Smith said: "Jamie Hagan is a future Irish Test player, he’s cut his teeth in the RaboDirect PRO12 and is more than ready to launch his Aviva Premiership career.

"He’s a tough, uncompromising prop coming into his prime and he’ll add more steel to our tight five.

"Jamie’s rugby talent and Irish heritage make him a perfect fit for the club.

"I’m genuinely delighted that he’s committed to London Irish for the next three seasons."

Hagan added: "I'm looking forward to moving across to England and joining London Irish.

"They are a team with a rich heritage and proud Irish traditions which will really suit me.

"I would like to thank Leinster for all they have done for me and wish them well for the future.

"I look forward to joining London Irish next season and getting stuck in to Premiership rugby."

@TPeavoy