London Irish sign scrum-half Hugh O'Sullivan from Leinster

Hugh O'Sullivan has played 30 times for Leinster
Hugh O'Sullivan has played 30 times for Leinster

London Irish have announced the signing of scrum-half Hugh O'Sullivan from Pro14 club Leinster ahead of the 2021/22 season.

O’Sullivan made his senior debut with Leinster after graduating from their Academy and has gone on to play 30 appearances for them. He also enjoyed three Pro14 titles with the club in as many seasons.

The 23-year-old also was part of the Ireland Under 20 that competed in the Under 20 Six Nations and World Rugby Under 20 Championship in 2018.

“I am delighted to have signed on with London Irish," he told the club's official website.

“I’m really excited to begin working under the likes of Declan Kidney and Les Kiss, and I’m looking forward to contributing to the squad effort as best I can.

"It will also be an excellent opportunity to develop my game while playing in the competitive league that is the Premiership.

“I can’t wait to get going in pre-season and to link up with my new teammates. I’m eagerly awaiting what will hopefully be a successful season for the Club.”

London Irish director of rugby Declan Kidney is delighted with O'Sullivan joining the club ahead of the new season.

“Hugh will add great competition in the scrum-half position and will be joining an already hungry group of players vying for the starting 9 jersey” said Kidney.

“He has picked up some good experience in Ireland with Leinster, and we look forward to seeing his progress continue with us at London Irish.”