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Keatley To Join Benetton Rugby Next Season

Keatley To Join Benetton Rugby Next Season

Munster Rugby have confirmed that out-half Ian Keatley will depart the province for Italian GUINNESS PRO14 side Benetton Rugby following the completion of the 2018/19 season.

Ian Keatley joined Munster ahead of the 2011/12 campaign and has been an integral member of the squad over the past eight years. The experienced out-half has scored 1247 points in his 180 Munster appearances to date.

The Dubliner, who turns 32 in April, is second on the list of Munster’s all-time top points scorers, but he has struggled for game-time at number 10 this season, making four appearances off the bench against the Ospreys, Ulster, Glasgow Warriors and Toyota Cheetahs.

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Capped seven times by Ireland, Keatley is the third all-time top points scorer in the GUINNESS PRO14 – accumulating 1428 points from his spells with Connacht and Munster – and fifth on the list of most games played (196 matches).