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Tug of war over prop idol Salanoa will add new life to Munster-Leinster rivalry

Ruaidhri O'Connor


 

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Roman Salanoa joined Munster from Leinster. Photo: Sportsfile

Roman Salanoa joined Munster from Leinster. Photo: Sportsfile

Roman Salanoa joined Munster from Leinster. Photo: Sportsfile

The name Roman Salanoa does not yet ring out across the Irish sporting landscape. It remains to be seen whether it ever will.

And yet, the impending transfer of the Hawaiian-born former USA U-20 international from Leinster to Munster has caused a stir in the rugby world. When you're tipping the scales at 19 stone at the age of 22, it's hard not to make some sort of impact.


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