Keith Wood Accuses Former Ireland Boss Of “Sh*t-Stirring”
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Go way out of it Eddie.
Former Ireland and Munster hooker Keith Wood says Eddie O’Sullivan was “shit-stirring” this week when he suggested Joey Carbery may need to leave Leinster.
The former Ireland head coach says Carbery needs more game time at ten, and as long as Johnny Sexton is at Leinster he won’t get it. He said Ireland may benefit from his moving to another province to play at ten regularly.
Wood says there’s absolutely no way Carbery will leave Leinster. He says Ireland and Leinster can go down a similar route to what the All Blacks did with Beauden Barrett and Dan Carter.
“I love it. That’s great shit-stirring by Eddie, to be honest.” Wood said on Off The Ball
“There’s no way he’s going to leave Leinster and there’s no way he should leave Leinster.”
“I think if you put the whole thing in context, both Ireland and Leinster; if you go back and look at [Dan] Carter playing ten and look at Beauden Barrett playing 15 or coming on at 15 or coming in at en to cover up towards the end of a career.”
“You can maximise the ability of both and you want a sense of longevity as well where you can.”
Wood says he would like to continue seeing Carbery line out at 15 with Sexton at 10.
“Actually, when Sexton is playing, I would want to see Carbery playing 15. Yes, I would still say he is a 10 and I think he’ll be an incredible 10 and when we need him he’ll be an incredible 10.”
“With all the injuries at full-back, I think that’s one of the reasons why Ross Byrne got in there. Ross Byrne played well in there but for me, Carbery is a better 10 than Ross Byrne.”