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Saracens switch the right move for Stringer

Munster coach Tony McGahan, who last week spoke about the difficulties of keeping everyone in a large squad happy, said that the loan deal which is taking Peter Stringer to Saracens for three months offers a solution to giving players game time.

But McGahan said that it very much depends on the player.

"It all depends on the individual and how the situation presents itself at a given time," McGahan said. "We have a large squad and we are trying to manage them with the whole group through the Irish Rugby Union programme.

"We have used over 50 players in the last three years. We have a large squad and you never know when you have to call on them.

"We are in a situation with four fit scrum-halves. Peter is really keen to continue playing at as high a level as possible and this is a great opportunity. He has been a wonderful servant to Munster and it is only right we gave him the opportunity to keep playing."

Stringer (left), who played for the Barbarians last week, joins the Premiership champions after they were hit by injuries to Neil de Kock and Richard Wigglesworth.

Irish Independent