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Gallagher closing in on Munster switch

12th January 2020, 18:23 by James Mason

Matt Gallagher is on the verge of completing his move from Saracens to Munster, with talks reportedly at an "advanced stage".

Saracens, who were found to have breached salary cap rules and were subsequently docked 35 points and fined £5.3million last year, are desperate to slash their wage bill as the punishment handed to the club takes affect.

The English and European champions are ready to let 23-year-old Gallagher leave and he looks set to join Munster, who currently sit third in Guinness Pro14 Conference B.

Reports are suggesting the discussions between both clubs are at an "advanced stage" and the full-back, who is the son of All Black great John Gallagher, who won the 1987 World Cup with New Zealand, will be moving soon.

Gallagher, who made his Saracens debut in 2014, was part of the England side which won the U20 World Championship in 2016 but he qualifies to play for Ireland as his grandfather is from Derry and grandmother from Limerick.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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