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ADDITION: Exeter Chiefs confirm the signing lock

#2. Rory O’Loughlin from Leinster

The 28-year-old Irish international will head to the Gallagher Premiership club next season after eight years featuring for Leinster, whom he has helped to both domestic and European success.

His switch across the Irish Sea will mark his first foray away from his homeland, but it’s a move the player himself insists ticks all the boxes in terms of his career and family life.Rory O’Loughlin in action for Leinster against the Exeter Chiefs

“I’ve been very lucky to be at Leinster for the past eight years, but this is a new and exciting challenge for me,” said O’Loughlin, who has made 92 appearances for Leinster, scoring 105 points to date.

“Having come up against Exeter in the past, plus watching from afar, I’ve seen the success they’ve had and the squad they have built.

“Heading over to Exeter, it’s a move that really excites me and one that comes at the right time in my career. Exeter play a great brand of rugby, one in which they like to get the ball into space, and they really look to go after and attack the opposition.