Thursday 23 November 2017

Wallaby Coleman linked with Munster

Wallaby second-row Adam Coleman. Photo: Getty Images
Wallaby second-row Adam Coleman. Photo: Getty Images

Wallaby second-row Adam Coleman could join his former Western Force coach Dave Wessels at Munster, according to reports in Australia.

Wessels is in Limerick to interview for the soon-to-be-vacant position at Thomond Park as he seeks new employment after the Force were disbanded.

Coleman is in a similar boat and while the ARU are looking to re-house the best players in rival franchises, speculation is mounting that the 25-year-old will move to Europe with the Reds top of the queue.

The departure of Donnacha Ryan has left a hole in the Irish province's lock stocks, with one-year replacement Gerbrandt Grobler out until after Christmas to compound matters.

Although Tadhg Beirne is widely expected to be arriving from Scarlets next season, they remain in need of strength and the 6ft 8ins Coleman fits the bill.

Wessels is also being linked with a role at the Melbourne Rebels, but is the current favourite to replace Rassie Erasmus at Thomond Park.

Meanwhile, former Connacht out-half Shane O'Leary has linked up with Championship club Ealing Trailfinders.

The Canada international, who hails from Tipperary, had been without a club since being released by the western province at the end of last season after three years in Galway under Pat Lam which included the Guinness PRO12 title.

The Londoners are currently top of the Championship table, a point ahead of Lam's Bristol.

Irish Independent

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