O'Donoghue leaves Leinster for Wasps

Ed O'Donoghue

Irish qualified lock Ed O'Donoghue has left Leinster to sign for London Wasps.

Before Leinster, O'Donoghue spent two years at Ulster, having previously gained experience with the Queensland Reds, Northampton and Worcester Warriors.

During his stint with Ulster, where he played 45 times, the 29-year-old lock earned international recognition for Ireland 'A' in February 2009 against Scotland 'A' and inclusion in Ireland's squad for a tour to New Zealand and Australia.

He made his first Ireland appearance in an uncapped defeat to the Barbarians at Thomond Park and was also selected for a game with the New Zealand Maori.

"Wasps is a great club with a lot of history. With a relatively new group of players and coaching staff and this is a great opportunity for me to be part of a club moving in a good direction," he told the Wasps website.

London Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young added that O'Donoghue will be a good signing.

"Ed has got a lot of experience in some quality rugby environments and he will be a good addition to the squad," he said.

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