Leinster’s Joey Carbery signs for Munster in PRO14

Leinster and Ireland out-half Joey Carbery will be playing his provincial rugby for Munster next season after his move was confirmed by the Irish province on Thursday.

The 22-year-old, who has found himself behind Johnny Sexton and Ross Byrne this season, was initially linked with a move to Ulster earlier in the season as a replacement for the outgoing Paddy Jackson, but reportedly declined such a move.

Having met with Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt to reportedly discuss his Test future ahead of next year’s World Cup in Japan, and reportedly met up with Munster head coach Johann van Graan this week, Carbery has now confirmed he will be joining Leinster’s biggest rivals ahead of the 2018/19 season.

Munster currently already have a total of four out-half’s contracted within their squad in the form of Ian Keatley, JJ Hanrahan, Tyler Bleyendaal and Bill Johnston.

Keatley has been linked with a move to Ulster but as yet nothing has been confirmed.

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