Glasgow refuse to comment on link with Munster stand-off Ben Healy

21-year-old playmaker is understood to qualify for Scotland through a family connection and is out of contract at the end of the season

Ben Healy kicked two conversions and a penalty when Munster defeated Glasgow at Scotstoun two weekends ago. Image: © Craig Watson -
Ben Healy kicked two conversions and a penalty when Munster defeated Glasgow at Scotstoun two weekends ago. Image: © Craig Watson -

A GLASGOW WARRIORS spokesperson has said that the club ‘doesn’t comment on speculation’ in response to a report in Ireland linking Munster stand-off Ben Healy with a move to Scotstoun next season.

The 21-year-old playmaker, who has been in impressive form when starting five matches and coming off the bench once in seven games played by Munster so far this season, is out of contract next summer, and the IRFU has not yet started negotiations for the 2021-22 season and beyond due to the financial uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Irish sport website The42 has reported that: “Healy is Scottish-qualified through his family and is therefore of serious interest to Pro14 side Glasgow, who have offered him a senior deal that would naturally involve a big financial leap from his current academy contract.”

“It’s also understood that Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend views Healy as a player of real potential,” added The42.

Glasgow Warriors currently have three established stand-offs in Adam Hastings, Pete Horne and Brandon Thomson on the books, although Hastings and Thomson are believed to be out of contract at the end of this season, with Chief Executive Mark Dodson admitting last week that Scottish Rugby is in a similar situation to the IRFU when it comes to offering new deals to current players.

“Most of the players are enthusiastic about staying, but we haven’t had any real deep, meaningful conversations yet,” he said. “We have to wait and get this year out of the way.”

Academy prospect Ross Thompson is also aligned to Warriors, but is yet to make an appearance at senior level.

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