Is Ultan Dillane on his way back to Munster?
The Connacht lock has been linked with a move back down south as recent as last week, following a hugely successful breakout season last year that saw him earn his first Ireland call-up and lift the PRO12 with Connacht.
Reports are now surfacing today that indicate a move to Munster could very well be on the cards for the up and coming star. His representatives are said to be exploring the option of a Munster move while also negotiating with Connacht about a new deal. His current contract expires in June 2017.
A Connacht spokesperson spoke to SportsJoe today and revealed that contracts ‘talks are ongoing’ with Dillane and there will be no further updates until they conclude.
Munster have struggled in the second-row department in recent years since the loss of the likes of Paul O’Connell and Donncha O’Callaghan. Donnacha Ryan has suffered with a series of injuries, Mark Chisholm may not play again due to ongoing concussion problems and Dave Foley has been unable to rediscover the form that got him his initial Ireland call-up in 2014. A move for Dillane would be seen as a massive coup for the province.