Ed Byrne to join Cardiff ahead of 2024/25 season

Cardiff are at 12th place in the United Rugby Championship table
Cardiff are at 12th place in the United Rugby Championship table
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Cardiff have announced that Ireland loosehead prop Ed Byrne will join the Welsh province ahead of the 2024/25 season.

Byrne came through Leinster Academy and made his senior debut with the club in 2014 and has racked up over 100 appearances for the province. During his time with Leinster, he went on to win five domestic titles and a Champions Cup.

He will be heading to Cardiff Arms Park in the summer replacing outgoing Rhys Carré.

His Ireland debut came in 2020 and has six Test caps to his name.

“I’m unbelievably excited about the move to Cardiff. I love the brand of rugby that they play," he told the club's official website.

“I’ve been fortunate to play at Cardiff Arms Park a good few times now and it’s always been an incredible atmosphere with great supporters so I can’t wait to run out in front of them in a Cardiff jersey.

“I have spoken with Jockey at length and it’s really exciting to hear the vision he has for the club and the direction they are going.

“With so many incredible players and all the young lads who have burst onto the scene for Cardiff and Wales in the last couple of years it is a really exciting time and opportunity for me.

“I’m looking forward to getting over there and getting to know all the lads ahead of the 2024-25 season.”

Cardiff are positioned 12th in the United Rugby Championship table with three wins from 15 matches.