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Every new signing made by the Irish provinces this summer

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The resumption of the northern hemisphere rugby season is just around the corner. 

In terms of the Irish provinces, their new signings have been getting accustomed to life in their new team.

For the Irish provinces, the Guinness PRO14 season will return on the weekend of August 22/23 where two rounds of interprovincial derby fixtures take place before the playoffs which will finish off the 2019/20 campaign.

new signing irish provinces

In Europe, contracts generally run from July, which means that any new signings made by the Irish provinces will be eligible to play for the new clubs as the 2019/20 season is completed.

Here, we provide you with a list of the new signings made by the Irish provinces.

Irish Provinces New Signings 


RG Snyman – second-row- from Honda Heat

Damien De Allende – centre – from Panasonic Wild Knights

Matt Gallagher – full-back- from Saracens

Roman Salanoa – tighthead prop – from Leinster

Diarmuid Barron – hooker – promoted from Academy 

Keynan Knox – tighthead prop – promoted from Academy 

Liam Coombes – back-three – promoted from Academy 

Alex McHenry – centre – promoted from Academy 

Jack O’Sullivan – number eight – promoted from Academy 

RG Snyman


Alby Mathewson – scrum-half – Unattached

Ian Madigan – out-half – from Bristol Bears

Stewart Moore – centre – promoted from Academy 

Ian Madigan


Sammy Arnold – centre – from Munster

Conor Oliver – flanker – from Munster

Oisin Dowling – second-row – from Leinster

Jack Aungier – tighthead prop – from Leinster

Ben O’Donnell – back-three – Australia 7s

Alex Wootton – back-three – Munster (season loan)

Abraham Papali’i – number eight – Bay of Plenty

Conor Dean – out-half – promoted from Academy 

Jordan Duggan – loosehead prop – promoted from Academy 

Seán Masterson – back-row – promoted from Academy 

Niall Murray – second-row – promoted from Academy 

Colm Reilly – scrum-half – promoted from Academy 

Peter Sullivan – back-three – promoted from Academy 

Provinces Signings
Oisin Dowling


Ryan Baird second-row – promoted from Academy 

Harry Byrneout-half – promoted from Academy 

Jack Dunnesecond-row – promoted from Academy 

Tommy O’Briencentre – promoted from Academy 

Dan Sheehanhooker – promoted from Academy 

Leinster have promoted five players from their Academy onto senior contracts but they have not signed any player from outside the province.

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Author: Sean McMahon

Sean is Deputy Editor and head rugby writer. You can contact him by email [email protected] or on Twitter