Carbery to join Munster for next season as Ireland shuffle resources
Ireland international fly-half Joey Carbery will move from Leinster to Munster for next season.
Irish head coach Joe Schmidt has confirmed the playmaker has agreed to switch provinces following weeks of speculation over his future.
Carbery, 22, had also been linked with a move to Ulster in recent weeks.
The New Zealand-born star has made 37 appearances for Leinster since his debut in 2016 but has primarily been used as a full-back this season.
Ireland’s Grand Slam-winning fly-half Johnny Sexton is the first-choice number 10 for Leinster with Carbery and Ross Byrne both competing for game time as his deputies.
In a season when Leinster won their fourth European Cup title and were also crowned Pro14 champions, Carbery started just one game at fly-half, despite being the understudy to Sexton within the national squad.
The IRFU has yet to reveal the length of Carbery’s new contract and whether the player is moving to Munster on loan or on a permanent basis.
Munster, who were beaten in the semi-finals of the European Champions Cup and the Pro14 this season, have four other fly-halves in their senior squad; Ian Keatley, JJ Hanrahan, Tyler Bleyendaal and Bill Johnston.