IRFU Blocks Munster’s Move For World Cup Final Star
The IRFU has blocked Munster’s move to sign Wallabies captain Stephen Moore.
The province had been close to finalising terms with the 102-times capped Wallaby following the 2016 Super Rugby season, but the IRFU have blocked the deal. Munster are apparently extremely frustrated as they felt the player would have added greatly to their ability to remain competitive in the Champions Cup next season.
It is understood that the IRFU’s main reluctance centred around the fact that Moore would have denied homegrown Irish-qualified players game time. Munster currently have hookers Mike Sherry, Duncan Casey, Niall Scannell and Kevin O’Byrne in their senior squad.
Munster have apparently also tried to bring in an openside flanker from abroad ahead of next season, but this as also been blocked by the IRFU. They are now believed to be targeting Leinster’s Dominic Ryan.