Marty Moore’s Ireland exile could end next summer as he returns to play his rugby in Ulster.
The province has confirmed that he will leave Wasps in the summer of 2018 to join on a two year contract.
The 26-year-old has won 10 caps for Ireland before his move to the Premiership signaled the start of a Joe Schmidt enforced sabbatical from representing Ireland.
He made his debut in February of 2014 against Scotland. He was part of Ireland's Six Nations title-winning teams in 2014 and 2015, he played a part in every game of both campaigns.
Moore joined Wasps ahead of the 2016-17 season and he has made 34 appearances for the English Premiership side.
The former Leinster prop says the opportunity to come home was too good to turn down:
“I'm really looking forward to the challenge of playing for Ulster and it will be brilliant to have the opportunity to work with a few familiar faces.
“I know a number of the players pretty well and they speak very highly of the professionalism of the club and the ambition that it has.
“I've thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Wasps so far and I've learned a lot from playing in the Premiership against some quality front row combinations.
“I feel that experience will benefit me massively when I get over to Belfast next summer.”