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Report: Leinster Scrum-Half Set For Move To Munster

Report: Leinster Scrum-Half Set For Move To Munster

Leinster scrum-half Nick McCarthy is set to join Munster.

Gavin Cummiskey reports in the Irish Times that the 23-year-old will make the move south next season. McCarthy is currently third-choice at Leinster behind Luke McGrath and Jamison Gibson-Park.

Munster have five scrum-halves on the books at the moment. Those include: Conor Murray, currently injured but who recently signed a new deal until 2022; Duncan Williams, a 32-year-old long-time back-up; James Hart, who joined from the Top 14 last season; Neil Cronin, brother of Ireland international Sean, who was brought up from Garryowen on a one-year deal this season; Alby Mathewson, a five-cap All Black signed on a four-month contract in September as cover for the injured Murray.

At the weekend, Williams started the 10-10 draw with Exeter Chiefs due to the absence of both Murray and Mathewson. Cronin took a spot on the bench.

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What McCarthy's move to Munster will mean for those below Murray in the pecking order is uncertain.

McCarthy, who made his debut for Leinster three years ago, has made two substitute appearances for his side this season. Last season he started three games and came off the bench 18 times.

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