Munster’s Antoine Frisch makes his international intentions clear


Munster Rugby’s Antoine Frisch has made his international intentions clear after he was briefly called up by France during the Six Nations.

Frisch was called up to France’s training squad by head coach Fabien Galthié ahead of their finale against England but was released before the game took place, and remains eligible for Ireland.

The 27-year-old represented Ireland during their tour of South Africa in 2022, but as it was an ‘A’ game for the emerging side, his international eligibility remained open.

But he has now made his intentions clear, revealing he has had a change of heart and now wants to represent his country of birth, France, despite previously stating he came to Munster intending to play for Ireland.

“I have been in contact with Fabien Galthié for a long time and this contact has never been interrupted,” he said.

“From the moment I was called into the France group, it became very clear to me. I want to play for France.

“It’s where I grew up, I had a Les Bleus poster on the walls of my room as a child.”

France are set to tour Argentina this summer with a development squad, and Frisch could be set to feature.

It comes as a huge blow for Munster as he will become an NIQ player, with one more season left to run on his current deal.

Follow Me