The Irish Lads Have Given Joey Carbery A Brilliant New Nickname Following Munster Move
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A boy ROG.
Ireland international Joey Carbery put an end to all speculation last week when he revealed he would be swapping the blue of Leinster for the red of Munster next season.
The talented young playmaker is believed to have signed a two-year contract, and comes as a massive coup for the southern province. Carbery has admitted the lure of more game time at ten was too hard to resist, and said his move was purely for ‘rugby reasons’.
He’s not the first player to move within the provinces and certainly won’t be the last. But he is one of the more high-profile cases, along with his former Leinster teammate Jordi Murphy who will play for Ulster next season.
Tadhg Furlong has brilliantly given the back-row the nickname ‘Nordi Murphy’ as a result of his impending move, and now the Irish lads have given Carbery a brilliant nickname ahead of his. Conor Murray has revealed all the lads have started call him ROG!
“Yeah, definitely, there’s a bit of slagging at the moment, calling him ROG!” Murray revealed with a smile.
“It’s great, it makes sense for Joey especially. He’s looking to get more game-time, he’s going to have to come down to Munster and compete for a place because there are lads who are hungry to have the No 10 jersey too because you’ve quite a few No 10s there now.
“Joey will boost our squad massively, he’s a class player. He’s 22, he’s learnt so much and has a lot of experience.
“You can even see what he’s learnt off Johnny, he steps in when Johnny steps out for reps and he’s well able to take hold of the team and control what’s going on.
“It’s very exciting. Game-time is when your partnership starts to grow properly but hanging around with him and getting to know him over the last few years has been brilliant and that’ll definitely help when he comes down to Munster and start to build something there.
“He’s a top-quality player and it’s really exciting for Munster and Ireland.”