Scarlets sign lock Tadhg Beirne from Leinster

Tadhg Beirne's four senior Leinster appearances have come against Welsh teams
Tadhg Beirne's four senior Leinster appearances have come against Welsh teams

Scarlets have signed 24-year-old lock Tadhg Beirne from Leinster ahead of the 2016-17 season.

Beirne has made four senior Leinster appearances and has played for Ireland Under-20 and Ireland Sevens.

Scarlets general manager of rugby Jon Daniels said: "He has made a brave move to leave Ireland to pursue a new challenge and further his rugby career.

"But he's an intelligent well rounded young man who I'm sure will thrive in our environment."

Beirne said: "I'm excited by the ambition and am really looking forward to getting pre-season underway."