Munster Could Be Set To Lose Out On One Of Their Biggest Targets

Tug of war.

Munster could be set to lose out on signing Irish lock Tadhg Beirne, with Scarlets offering him a new contract in a bid to retain his services beyond the coming season.

Beirne graduated from the Leinster academy, but was released in 2016 after only appearing on four occasions for the senior team. He has since excelled with the Scarlets, playing a pivotal role in their PRO12 triumph last year.

Munster have set their sights on Beirne as a replacement for Donnacha Ryan, with the IRFU reportedly set to back them as they look to secure further options themselves ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Scarlets however, are doing their best to keep their man, with head coach Wayne Pivac telling BBC Sport that they have offered the 25-year-old a new contract.

“We’ve spoken to his agent and to Tadgh and offered him an extension on his contract,” said Pivac.
“He has a bit of a dilemma in that he is playing so well that all of a sudden there are some noises coming out of Ireland.
“I don’t think they wanted to know him 12 months ago, and that’s why he came here to the Scarlets to get some regular rugby.”

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