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Report: Munster Line Up Argentina Star As Zebo Replacement

Report: Munster Line Up Argentina Star As Zebo Replacement
By Gavin Cooney
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Racing may this week have facilitated the migration of a very fine football word to rugby: shithousery. For that is an apt word to describe their decision to announce the signing of former Irish international Simon Zebo in the days ahead of Munster's visit to Paris in the Champions Cup.

Nonetheless, it offers a timely reminder to Munster (not that it was particularly needed) that their mercurial 15 needs replacing. They were tentatively linked with Tiernan O'Halloran a few weeks ago, only for the speculation to be matched with a bucket of ice water in the form of a renewed Connacht contract.

It now looks as if the club are looking abroad for a replacement, with Colm Kinsella of The Limerick Leader reporting today that they have identified Argentina's Santiago Cordero as that man.

Cordero is an Argentina international who played on the wing against Ireland in the 2015 World Cup quarter-final, although is somewhat of a utility back and is comfortable at full-back too.


Having been left out of the Jaguares squad for the 2018 Super Rugby season, that Cordero will be on his move looks inevitable. That his destination is Munster is far from guaranteed, however: their eternal Champions Cup pool rivals Leicester Tigers are also interested in signing Cordero, too.

Matt O'Connor of the Tigers told BBC Radio Leicester of the club's interest.

 [A deal is] nowhere near a certainty.

He's a guy who's available. We've had a conversation with him around that.

The signing of Cordero offers Munster an arena in which to beat Tigers for the third time in the space of a couple of months. It's worth signing Cordero if for no other reason.

That said, his Youtube highlights offer plenty of other reasons.



[Limerick Leader]

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