Former Munster second-row joins Ulster on loan

Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent


Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent


Former Munster second-row joins Ulster on loan

Munster's Ian Nagle wins posession in the line-out against Pat McCabe, of Australia, at Thomond Park in November 2010

FORMER Munster second-row Ian Nagle has joined Ulster on loan from Leinster until the end of the 2018/19 season.

Thirty year-old Nagle will join the Ulster squad this week.

Nagle played 28 times for Munster and was Man of the Match in their 2010 win over Australia at Thomond Park.

Former Glenstal Abbey student Nagle started his career with Munster and also enjoyed spells in England with Newcastle and London Irish, either side of a sabbatical from rugby, before moving to Leinster in summer 2016.

Nagle also has international experience, having represented Ireland Wolfhounds and Emerging Ireland, and trained with the Ireland senior squad.

Welcoming Ian to Ulster, Bryn Cunningham, Ulster’s Operations Director, said: “We are delighted to have Ian on board for the remainder of the season. With the recent retirements from our squad, we clearly needed extra cover in the second row department.

“To get someone of Ian’s experience and quality, who is Irish-qualified and available at this stage of the season, is extremely pleasing.”