Munster’s bid to sign Moore stalls

Date published: November 19 2015

Australia captain Stephen Moore's potential move to Irish giants Munster has been blocked by the IRFU, according to reports.

Both parties were supposedly keen for the move to go through, with Moore potentially joining Munster after the 2016 Super Rugby season.

However, all overseas signings have to be verified by IRFU performance director David Nucifora who according to has decided against the move, citing that signing Moore, 33, would deny younger Irish players valuable game-time.

Munster's options at hooker currently include Mike Sherry, Duncan Casey and Niall Scannell.

Moore's parents are both Irish and the Wallabies star was approached to play for Ireland when he was 19, before opting to stay with Australia.

It seems as though any move to Ireland now for the Wallabies captain, who was outstanding at the Rugby World Cup, is off the table.