Ciaran Hearn, from the Castaway Wanderers has signed for the pro team London Irish. He will play for the remainder of the season. Coming off a fine performance in the Rugby World Cup, he has played for Canada 49 times. He also played in the 2011 World Cup as well as in the World 7s series.
In a London Irish press release Hearn said: “Joining London Irish presents me with a great opportunity to play in the toughest domestic Club competition in the world. I’m delighted to be joining a club with such ambition and I’m looking forward to working in a professional environment with great players. This will only develop my game and allow me to build on the momentum generated during the Rugby World Cup.”
London Irish Head of Rugby Operations, Glenn Delaney added: “Ciaran has had an outstanding World Cup campaign with Canada. His level of physicality and ability to distribute and contribute to an all-round game has been very impressive. It is a great opportunity for him to come and experience what it is like to play in probably the toughest domestic league in the world, and for London Irish to get in a player who will work hard and push for a starting place. We look forward to his arrival.”
Hearn will likely see international action again next June when Canada take on Italy in Toronto. This will be an exciting re-match of the narrow 23-18 loss for Canada in the World Cup. The match will start the road to qualification for Canada for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.