EDINBURGH-bound Ben Healy is now likely to be drafted into the Scotland squad for the upcoming Six Nations Championship.
It comes on the back of a season-ending injury sustained by Adam Hastings, with Healy now a live contender to be brought in as out-half cover to the likes of Finn Russell and Blair Kinghorn. Healy, 23, is Scottish-qualified through his mother who is from Glasgow.His well-flagged move to Edinburgh was confirmed late last week.
Scotland begin their Six Nations away to England on the first Saturday in February.
In Munster’s weekend URC defeat of Emirates Lions, Healy turned-in yet another splendid display.
“I’m particularly pleased for Ben Healy, he has a lot of things going on emotionally. He’s led us there tonight and pulled us through,” commented Munster coach Graham Rowntree.
Conceded Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen: “It’s tough coming here playing a Munster team in good style and when we tried to play more we probably put them under some pressure but we weren’t able to execute that well.”
Munster welcome Northampton Saints to Thomond Park next Saturday for their penultimate Heineken Champions Cup pool match with qualification for the knockout stages very much alive.
At the weekend, the Saints missed an opportunity to climb into the Premiership’s top three when Phil Dowson’s side went down 35-12 at Exeter Chiefs.
Saturday’s game kicks-off at 3.15pm, with a limited number of stand tickets available.