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Joey Carbery to exit Munster Rugby at the end of the season with indication on new club

BY Jack Tunney  ·  Monday Jan 8, 2024

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Munster Rugby has officially announced that Joey Carbery will be departing the province at the conclusion of the current campaign, seeking a new playing opportunity abroad.

Having dedicated six seasons to Munster, Carbery played a pivotal role in securing the URC title last year, finishing the season as the top points scorer with 124 points in 17 appearances.

The talented fly-half, set to return to action shortly following a wrist injury sustained against Benetton in October, made a significant impact upon joining Munster from Leinster in 2018. In his initial 15 appearances, Carbery scored six tries, earning him a nomination for the 2018/19 Munster Rugby Player of the Year award.

Munster Head Coach Graham Rowntree said: “Joey has contributed a huge amount to Munster Rugby on and off the pitch since joining six years ago.

“A fantastic professional, he has been a pleasure to coach and is a hugely popular member of the squad.

“We will wish him and his family all the best when the time comes but there is still plenty of rugby to be played this season.”

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Joey Carbery said: “I want to say a massive thank you to Munster Rugby and the Munster fans for the last six seasons.

“I’ve loved every minute, through the good and bad days. Thomond Park and Musgrave Park will always be special places for me.

“I’m excited for a fresh start next season but motivated to give my best and end this season on a high.”

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