Horne linked with Munster

Date published: January 8 2015

Australia and Waratahs back Rob Horne has been linked with a move to join Pro12 side Munster after the Rugby World Cup.

Horne, coming off his best year in 2014, was a prominent player for the ‘Tahs as they clinched the Super Rugby title, along with featuring heavily for the Wallabies.

Used both in the centre and on the wing at Test level, Horne is reportedly being lined up to replace the departing JJ Hanrahan, according to the Irish Independent.

The 25-year-old has emerged as Munster head coach Anthony Foley’s leading target, with a move for New Zealand star Ben Smith reportedly ruled out.

Hanrahan’s move to Northampton Saints was confirmed on Wednesday, while fly-half Ian Keatley was one of four players to sign new contracts with the province.