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Munster Hijack Robbie Henshaw’s Move To Leinster

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 03: Robbie Henshaw of Connacht is tackled by James Hook of Gloucester during the European Rugby Challenge Cup match between Gloucester and Connacht at Kingsholm Stadium on April 3, 2015 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Massive Irish rugby news is emerging this morning, as Munster have hijacked Robbie Henshaw’s move to Leinster. The Connacht and Ireland centre was due to move east next season, but we can confirm this morning that the southern province are now set to announce the signature of the highly rated 22 year-old.

This comes as a major blow to the Dublin 4 side, who are now left with a hole in the midfield as Ben Te’o is departing for Worcester Warriors.

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 12: Robbie Henshaw of Ireland runs with the ball during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Italy at Aviva Stadium on March 12, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Leo Cullen is said to be dismayed by the news, and this adds further tensions between the two provinces ahead of tomorrow’s crucial league tie at the Aviva Stadium.

Speaking exclusively to Pundit Arena, Henshaw revealed his relief that he saw sense at the crucial moment.

“To see how soft Leinster are in the flesh, during their defeat at the Sportsgrounds last week got me thinking.

“The lack of pride shown in Leinster’s tame loss was downright embarrassing.

“Then Anthony Foley gave me a call, and asked me if I really wanted to join that bunch of ‘Lady-Boys’. He said to forget about the contract, come to Munster, let’s make this happen.”

“Do I really want to spend my career getting manicures, and knocking back pints of Vitamin H with the goys in Kiely’s?

“It was an easy decision in the end.”

The full interview can be seen over on our Youtube channel.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.