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Secret Agent EXCLUSIVE: Leinster Winger In Talks With Leicester Tigers

Fresh from signing Ben Betts from Munster, Leicester Tigers appear to be on the verge of capturing Mick McGrath from Leinster.

The 25 year old winger was released by the Irish province at the end of last season and has subsequently been offered a trial with the Tigers.

After making seven appearances for the blues over the course of two seasons, McGrath looks to be about to try his hand in the Aviva Premiership.

Guinness PRO12, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 4/10/2014 Leinster vs Munster Munster's Dave Foley and Denis Hurley tackle Mick McGrath of Leinster Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

However, there is currently huge competition for places at Leicester following the arrival of JP Pietersen this summer, who joins the likes of Peter Betham and Telusa Veainu as options out wide.

Yet if McGrath can impress while on trial, the 25 year old could follow in the footsteps of Geordan and Johne Murphy and use the move to further his professional career.

McGrath previously played in England with Plymouth Albion before being persuaded to join Clontarf by Bernard Jackman. Having impressed with ‘Tarf’ in the AIL, the winger earned a Leinster contract in 2014, before being let go this summer.


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