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Tadgh Beirne will join Munster at the start of the 2018/19 season on a two-year deal after rejecting an offer to stat with PRO12 champions Scarlets.
The former Leinster lock has long been linked with a move back to Ireland, with Scarlets boss Wayne Pivac yesterday confirming that the Welsh region already begun the search for his replacement.
Scarlets lock Tadhg Beirne will join Munster at the start of the 2018/19 season on a two-year contract. pic.twitter.com/194p7IcoB4
— BBC Sport Wales (@BBCSportWales) October 3, 2017
Beirne’s on-field physicality has led him to win numerous Man of the Match awards and he currently tops the turnovers won chart in the Guinness PRO14. He has scored three tries for the Scarlets including one against Munster at the Guinness PRO12 final in May 2017 helping Scarlets to secure an emphatic victory.
Since arriving in Wales in the summer of 2016 Beirne has expressed his desires and ambitions to represent his country of birth on the international stage and his move at the end of the season to Munster will give him the best possible platform to do so.
“We are disappointed to lose such a quality player and quality person from the group but fully understand that Tadhg has aspirations to play for Ireland.” Pivac said.
“He’s developed well in the last fourteen months as a player and we’ve seen the benefits of all the hard work he’s put in since joining the Scarlets.
“Tadhg’s fully focussed and committed to continuing his rich vein of form for the remainder of the season.”