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Carbery: “I’m More Than Privileged To Be Accepted Into This Club”

Joey Carbery

Munster fly-half, Joey Carbery says he is “delighted” to have signed a new two-year deal that will see him remain with the province until 2022. 

The 23-year-old made the move to Munster from provincial rivals, Leinster, last summer, initially agreeing to stay until the end of the 2020 season.

Carbery became an immediate favourite with the fans with a string of good performances and has registered 43 points in 13 appearances, leading to a new contract extension.

Speaking to Munster Rugby, the Ireland international said it has been an easy transition with the rugby-mad following making the experience all the more enjoyable.

Joey Carbery Munster

“I’m absolutely delighted. Happy to be staying down here, more than privileged to be accepted into this club and to be part of this club and being able to train and throw on the jersey each weekend is pretty special.

“I feel like I’m properly fitted in now and know the lads really well. They made it easy, my transition coming down, and having known a few lads from the Irish set-up, I can’t ask for much more really.

“It’s an atmosphere you can’t really experience anywhere else. The fans are second-to-none, they’ll see you in the streets and come up and say ‘hi, how are you? How are you getting on?’ so it’s a really cool place to be.”

Munster are currently preparing for a Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final against Edinburgh on Saturday afternoon in BT Murrayfield before a run of three straight home games in the PRO14.

Should Johann van Graan’s men prevail in Scotland, they will face the winners of Saracens and Glasgow in the Ricoh Arena or the Aviva Stadium, respectively. The semi-finals of the European Cup are set to take place on the weekend of April 20/21.

Carbery says the squad are looking forward to the busy weeks ahead.

“It’s an exciting few weeks. We’ve built all season coming up to these and we’re in a good spot but the work’s not done yet. We’ll work hard, put the heads down and, hopefully, this week will go well.”

 

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Author: Marisa Kennedy

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