Ireland prop Jack McGrath will leave Leinster for Ulster after the 2019 World Cup to be able to enhance his worldwide possibilities.
McGrath, who is contracted to the Irish Rugby Football Union, has received fifty-seven caps but has slipped at the back of provincial colleague Cian Healy in the loosehead pecking order following the veteran’s resurgence.
“I have loved a large quantity of success at Leinster; however I sense that searching beyond the World Cup to the next section of my profession I will benefit from the possibility in the Ulster environment.”
“I’m now fully fit after a disrupted begin to the season and am looking ahead to setting all my power into helping Leinster’s power to shield the European and PRO14 titles and finishing this season on a high.”
McGrath has received three Six Nations titles with Ireland and two European titles with Leinster.
IRFU overall performance director David Nucifora stated: “Jack has made a tough decision which he believes will advance his case for choice for Ireland. You need to recognize a participant with such ambition.
“Leinster is an extraordinary surroundings; however it is a testimony to the work that each one four provinces are doing that players are searching for possibilities inside Ireland to improve their global careers.”