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Carney Switches Codes

Carney Switches Codes

Brian Carney is set to return to his rugby league playing days, having agreed terms with Super League side Warrington Wolves.

Brian Carney, who has just seen out his Munster Rugby contract, was free to join Warrington and is looking forward to contributing to the second half of the English club’s Super League campaign over the summer months.

Warrington’s head of coaching and rugby Tony Smith said: “I am really excited by the prospect of getting to work with Brian. He’s a championship player and his experience and know-how will be a real asset to the squad.

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Carney, who is pleased to be joining Wolves and thankful of his time in Munster, commented: “I’m really looking forward to a new challenge with Warrington Wolves and am equally looking forward to working with the squad and Tony Smith and hope that I can add something to their game.

“I’d also like to thank the players and everyone involved in Munster for their time and efforts. I enjoyed my time there.”

Carney scored five tries in 21 appearances for Munster between 2007 and 2008.

He gained four Ireland caps, scoring a try on his debut against Argentina on the 2007 summer tour and was selected in Ireland’s 2007 Rugby World Cup squad.

Most recently, the 32-year-old winger got amongst the tries during Ireland’s run through to the Bowl final at the IRB Rugby World Cup Sevens in Dubai in March.