Anthony Foley’s men could be about to sign a new playmaker.
The Irish Times have this morning reported that the IRFU want Ian Madigan to move to Munster. Despite the fact that the Union’s High Performance Director, David Nucifora, has yet to offer the playmaker a new contract.
Nevertheless, with Ian Keatley unable to recapture the form that saw him make his Six Nations debut against Italy last season, and having lost JJ Hanrahan to Northampton, such a move would make perfect sense for both Munster and Ireland.
Indeed, if Madigan were to move to Munster, it would leave Ireland with their three first choice outhalves playing regularly, the others being Johnny Sexton and Paddy Jackson.
However both Munster and the IRFU would have to fight off the attention of clubs such as Bristol, Harlequins, Bordeaux-Begles and Montpellier if the move were to go through.
However given Munster’s poor form, Madigan’s signature would come as a massive boost to fans who have been disinclined to watch their team play this season.
Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena