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Bath confirms signing of Leinster lock

NEWS: Bath announced the signing of Ross Molony from Leinster ahead of the 2024/25 season.

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The arrival of the 29-year-old lock on a three-year deal will see the towering forward commence training with the club in the pre-season.

Molony made his Leinster debut whilst still on an Academy contract with the club, aged just 19, where he was named to play against Zebre Parma in February 2015.

Born in Dublin, the lock has been with Leinster for the last decade, seeing him earn more than 175 caps for the Irish outfit and winning the Guinness Pro 14 league four times.

A renowned line-out caller, the lock has started Leinster’s last two Champions Cup finals against La Rochelle.

Molony went on to make his Champions Cup debut against Bath in January 2016, in which he was named Man of the Match, seeing him come full circle to join the boys in Blue, Black and White eight years later.

Molony’s signing will bolster Head of Rugby, Johann van Graan’s options as he partners up with a strong selection of players in the second row.

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On securing this latest addition for the next three seasons, van Graan said: “Ross is a true professional and his journey in rugby is a testament to this.

“His work ethic and leadership are some of his key characteristics and I believe he will play a huge part in our journey in the next number of years. What struck me is the quality of a human being Ross is.”

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