Munster Complete The Signing Of English Fullback

Done deal.

Munster Rugby and the IRFU have this morning confirmed the signing of fullback Mike Haley on a three-year contract from the start of next season. The 23-year-old from Preston in England is Irish qualified through his maternal grandmother who hails from Tralee, Co Kerry.

He joins the province from Sales Sharks where he has made 105 appearances for the Premiership side, including a European debut against Munster at the AJ Bell Stadium in October 2014.

The exciting young talent has gained considerable experience over the past number of seasons, going on to win England Saxons honours on their tour to South Africa in June 2016 as well as representing an England XV against the Barbarians at Twickenham in May 2017.

Commenting on the news Head Coach Johann van Graan said: “We are delighted to recruit an exciting young playmaker such as Mike. Although only 23, he has over six years of professional rugby under his belt and will be a great addition to our squad.”