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Wasps sign Ireland international John Ryan

By Ian Cameron
John Ryan of Ireland during the International Rugby Friendly match between Ireland and Japan at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

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Wasps have confirmed the signing of Ireland international prop John Ryan, who will join from Munster this summer.

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The tighthead last featured in the Ireland set-up in late 2021, but wasn’t involved in the Autumn Nations Series or the recent Guinness Six Nations.

The 24-time international has nearly 200 appearances for Munster, his home province. In 2016, the tighthead-prop made his international debut for Ireland, and he was a member of the Grand Slam-winning Six Nations team in 2018.

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“We are very pleased to be bringing John to the Club for next season,” said Wasps Men’s Head Coach Lee Blackett. “He is a quality scrummager, who’s experience will be a significant asset for us in 2022/23.

“John has a huge amount of experience of being at the business end of competitions with Munster and Ireland.

“His desire to win things really grabbed my attention when we met with him. He is a real team player and will be a great bloke to have around the Club next season.”

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Ireland’s 31-man roster for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan included the 33-year-old.

In 2012, Ryan spent a brief loan spell with neighboring Gallagher Premiership team London Irish.

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Ryan added: “I am delighted to have signed with Wasps ahead of next season. It’s an exciting challenge and one that me and my wife and kids are very much looking forward to.

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“Wasps have a very exciting coaching team and playing squad. I hope I can add to their vision and goals over the coming years.”

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