Friday 18 August 2017

Bracken in Munster plea

‘COME and get me’, was the message from Heineken Cup winning prop Peter Bracken, following the announcement that Tony Buckley will be leaving Munster at the end of the season, writes Hugh Farrelly

Buckley has joined English Premiership side Sale on a threeyear deal and Bracken, a European champion with Wasps in 2007, has declared that he could lock a Munster scrum that has been an Achilles heel for Tony McGahan’s side this season.

“I know I could do a job for them in the scrum,” said Bracken (33), who now plays for Carcassonne in the French second division.

“I genuinely believe that, along with Mike Ross, I am the best Irish scrummaging tight-head.

“The way it is here, there is a lot of messing around in the scrum and referees don’t really control it, so you have to adapt.

“I’m not afraid to take on any loose-head in world rugby and I’ve done it against the likes of Andy Sheridan and Fabien Barcella.

“All I’d say is: ‘Come over and take a look, I’m not bulls***ting’.”

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