Stringer: No one can begrudge O'Connell's move to Toulon
Peter Stringer has backed Paul O'Connell's decision to leave Munster for Toulon.
The scrum-half believes that his former team-mate has been shouldering the responsibility at Munster for long enough and has earned a move to France.
"What he's given to rugby in this country for Munster, for Ireland and carrying the mantle in the last couple of years probably on his own shoulders - what he has done probably goes above and beyond what any player should do with regard to an organisation, to running a team, just making sure everything is okay off the pitch as well as on the pitch," Stringer said.
"Paulie's at a stage in his life with a young family when he's got to look after them. I don't think anyone in rugby will begrudge the guy for making the move. It's a great opportunity for him."
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