Munster are in serious need of a fly half.
Although some Munster fans questioned their team’s performances in the aftermath of the province’s meek Champions Cup pool stage exit, the despair has lifted somewhat with Keith Earls, Simon Zebo and Conor Murray all signing contract extensions.
With their key players tied down, it now appears that Munster are looking to recruit for next season, after the province announced that they had signed Sam Arnold yesterday.
Indeed writing in this morning’s Irish Independent, Ruaidhri O’Connor has reported that Munster are making a move for South African playmaker, Johan Goosen. Such a move would be welcomed by supporters, given Ian Keatley’s form and Tyler Bleyendaal’s various injuries.
However the province have yet to convince the IRFU’s performance director, David Nucifora, of the merits of signing the six times capped South African International.
Nonetheless, Goosen appears open to such a move, as he is currently the third choice ten at Racing behind Dan Carter and Remi Tales, and as a result has been forced to play much of his rugby at full back.
If Goosen does sign, supporters will no doubt turn their attention to tight head, where BJ Botha is set to leave the Munster at the end of the season.
Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena