IRFU Set To Move Joey Carbery Or Ross Byrne To Ulster
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You can’t have both.
The IRFU have reportedly given Leinster an ultimatum – Joey Carberry or Ross Byrne. You can’t have both. The decision comes in the wake of Paddy Jackson having his contract revoked at Ulster.
The northern province are in desperate need of a ten, and it appears the IRFU want to shift one of Leinster’s prized assets up north, rather than bring in a foreign outhalf to fill the void left by Jackson
According to Peter O’Reilly in The Sunday Times, Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt and IRFU Performance Director David Nucifora both visited Leinster’s training centre last Sunday to inform head coach Leo Cullen that he would need to choose between Carbery and Byrne.
Carbery has been used as Ireland’s back-up ten in recent times, covering Johnny Sexton for the entire Six Nations. Byrne meanwhile has started most of Leinster’s games at ten in Sexton’s absence, with Carbery either also on national duty, or deployed at fullback.
Who do you think Leinster should retain?