Huge New Potential Joey Carbery Deal Involving Munster Reported
Joey Carbery’s future still remains uncertain, with a decision unlikely to be made before the season comes to a close.
It’s common knowledge at this stage that Joe Schmidt and the IRFU want the talented outhalf to leave Leinster in search of more game time ahead of next year’s Rugby World Cup.
The obvious thing to do would be to move Carbery to Ulster, that way the IRFU have replacement for Paddy Jackson and the 22-year-old gets the much needed game time everyone has been calling for.
But at the end of the day – you cannot force a player to move. If Carbery doesn’t want to move to Ulster then that’s that really. But what if there was another province Carbery might be willing to move to?
A source close to the Leinster camp has told RugbyPass that another option is being explored that would see Carbery move south rather than north and join Munster.
The move would involve Carbery going to Munster, with Ian Keatley moving north to play for Ulster. This way Ulster get an experienced ten to work alongside Jonny McPhilips, while Carbery gets to become a central figure at Munster and still compete at the highest level.
It makes a lot of sense – but there will be plenty of barriers along the way. Where would you like to see Carbery playing his rugby next season?