Connacht Set To Raid Provincial Rivals Munster With Huge Double Signing

Raid.

Munster centre Sammy Arnold and back-row forward Conor Oliver are close to finalising moves to Connacht ahead of next season according to a report by The42.

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Both players have struggled with injury in recent season and have seen their game time drop considerably even when fit due to increased competition in the side.

South African centre Damian de Allende and his teammate RG Snyman are also set to arrive next season, along with Saracens fullback Matt Gallagher meaning even more competition for the pair to contend with.

Arnold was capped once by Ireland under Joe Schmidt in 2018 during while Oliver has represented Munster on 28 occasions. The report adds that there was interest from the UK for both players but it’s Connacht who have won the battle for their signatures.

Oliver could end up being an excellent replacement for fellow openside Colby Fainga’a, who is off to Lyon this summer, while Arnold will add some much-needed depth to Connacht’s backline.

An excellent bit of business from Connacht if confirmed and a good move for the two lads.