Confirmed: Ian Keatley will leave Munster for Italy next season

The Irish outhalf is second on the list of Munster’s all-time top points scorers

Ian Keatley will leave Munster at the end of the season. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ian Keatley will leave Munster at the end of the season. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

 

Munster have confirmed that outhalf Ian Keatley will depart the province for Italian Pro14 side Benetton Rugby at the end of the season.

Keatley joined Munster from Connacht ahead of the 2011/12 campaign and has been an integral member of the squad over the past eight years.

Having scored 1,247 points in his 180 Munster appearances to date, Keatley is second on the list of Munster’s all-time top points scorers.

Capped seven times by Ireland, Keatley is third on the list of all-time top points scorers in the Pro14 (1,428 points) and fifth on the list of most games played (196 matches).

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