Ronan O’Gara – “Munster May Be Better Off Letting Him Go”
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Ronan O’Gara reckons Munster might be better off letting Ireland U20s star Craig Casey go to Leinster if the talented young scrumhalf has “indecision” about wearing blue or red next season.
The Irish Independent reported this week that Leinster are interested in signing the Ardscoil Rís man, who recently made his senior debut for Munster against Connacht in the PRO14.
Casey is highly rated, with Munster supposedly issuing a “hands-off” warning to Leinster. They’ve since offered him a development deal for next season, with a full senior contract to follow the season after.
“It’s a professional game; a ruthless game. So, if the scouts see an unbelievable prospect they [Leinster] are dead right to chance their arm,” O’Gara told Off The Ball AM.
“The question you’d have to ask is: ‘What jersey does he want to wear?’ – You’d hope it means an awful lot to him; you’d hope if he wants to play for Munster but if has indecision about blue or red jersey then Munster may be better off letting him go.”