Munster Reveal Recruitment Plans As Injuries Hit The Southern Province Hard
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Munster have no plans to bring in any players in, at least in the short-term, despite a number of injuries to key players, in key positions at the moment.
Outhalf Joey Carbery is currently sidelined indefinitely with new signing marquee RG Snyman joining him over the weekend after he tore his ACL just seven minutes into the defeat to Leinster.
Jean Kleyn suffered neck ligament damage over the weekend but the province are currently unsure as to how long he will be out of action for. The same goes for Dave Kilcoyne who has an ankle ligament problem.
When asked about recruitment plans today, coach Stephen Larkham said the province have no plans to go into the market – at least in the short-term.
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“Short-term, no. We’re definitely focused on playing the game this weekend and finishing off this season as best we can,” Larkham said.
“And we’ve got a couple of young guys in the academy to look at from a five-eights (outhalf) perspective. We’ve got Ben Healy, Jack Flannery and Jack Crowley who’ve been training with us now for the last couple of months.
And we have a lot of confidence in those guys. We certainly feel that they understand the system quite well. We’re quite comfortable putting those guys in if we need to.
“From a second-row perspective, Tadhg Beirne’s back, so we’ve got a little bit of depth there. Fineen Wycherly is back as well.
I think it’s timely those guys coming back in. We’ve also got some young academy players in Thomas Ahern, who’s showing a lot of promise and Paddy Kelly also – both very good young prospects who we’d be very comfortable putting in the main team.