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Eddie O'Sullivan Explains Why Ben Healy's Development Was Stalled At Munster

Eddie O'Sullivan Explains Why Ben Healy's Development Was Stalled At Munster
By Michael Bolton Updated
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Former Ireland manager Eddie O'Sullivan has claimed that Ben Healy had to leave Munster as his growth has been stunted at Munster.

After much speculation, Ben Healy's move to Edinburgh was confirmed last week, with the fly-half set to make join the scottish side at the end of the season.

Ben Healy is also qualified to play for Scotland, and could be drafted straight into the side ahead of the World Cup.

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He is currently the third choice fly-half at Munster, behind Joey Carbery and Jack Crowley, so chances have been limited this season. Healy has also not had an opportunity in the international set up.

Eddie O'Sullivan Backs Healy Move

While Munster fans, and possibly Ireland fans in the future may be disappointed with his decision, it's a move that could be of huge benefit to the 23-year-old.

There's no doubt that Healy is talented, but hasn't had the opportunity to show his quality, and won't feature for Ireland.  Eddie O'Sullivan had backed his move to Edinburgh and has argued the management issues at Munster hasn't helped the situation

Eddie O'Sullivan has backed Healy for this move to Munster. Speaking on Against The Head last night on RTÉ, Eddie O'Sullivan has argued that his development has stalled at Munster due to problems at the province.

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I would honestly go back to the Van Graan era. The game that Van Graan played of don't lose was very one dimensional, atritional, forward orientated game which didn't suit Joey Carbery, or Ben Healy for that matter.

Then Stephen Larkham came in, there was all this talk that it was going to be bells and whistles, it was almost worse. So I think that all that era of Larkham and Van Graan has done nothing for those players.

It's a harsh thing to say but they did not develop as out-half's. Then Jack Crowley come on to the scene, he's a breath of fresh air, makes things happen. Unfortunately, Healy loses out in the shuffle.

Healy had to go, there's no point in Healy sitting at Munster at number three. He has to go, and that's the price at professional rugby."

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