Connacht centre Tom Farrell to join Irish rivals Munster

Munster have confirmed the signing of Connacht center Tom Farrell on a two-year contract ahead of next season, according to the Daily Mail. Rugby Pass.

The 30-year-old will fill the midfield void likely to be left by Antoine Frisch, who is expected to move into the top 14 at the end of the season. The announcement came just days after Simon Zebo, one of Munster's stalwarts in the back four, announced his retirement at the end of the season.

Connacht have already secured a replacement for the former Ireland Under-20 international, having announced the signing of Irish-qualified Bristol Bears midfielder Pierce O'Connor in April.

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Farrell has spent the last seven seasons in Connacht, having originally joined the Leinster academy. He joined Connacht in 2017 after spells at London Irish and Bedford Blues in England, and has made 112 appearances for the county, including 33 over the past two seasons.

His last appearance for Connacht came in a 47-12 loss to his future employers at Thomond Park on 11 May.

Connacht face Leinster in the final match of the Rugby United Championship regular season, which will likely be Farrell's last game for them, although they are still mathematically capable of making the play-offs. However, the 10th-place finisher will need other results to make his way.


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