The former Munster, Irish and Lions hooker was talking on Off The Ball and wasn’t too please with Munster making all these signings and questions why don’t Munster look to their academy more?
“For me it wasn’t the right move. I didn’t like it; I think it sends out all the wrong signals to the youth,” Wood commented.
“I understand there is a rationale behind it, but I think you can justify every decision and for me, I am very uncomfortable with that.
“We have to start using some of our talent that we have coming through, and we have to start maximising that talent. We need to do a huge amount of restructuring to get that pipeline from Munster.
“We need to get that pipeline delivering more players earlier, and better players earlier. Even so, I don’t think your first option should be to go overseas.”
🗞️ CONTRACT NEWS | Diarmuid Barron & Fineen Wycherley have signed contract extensions, Jason Jenkins will join the province next season & Academy quartet Thomas Ahern, Jack Crowley, Jack Daly & Josh Wycherley are being promoted to the senior squad!
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