Tomas O’Leary signs for Montpellier and could face Leinster this weekend

Munster scrum half Tomás O'Leary has signed for Montpellier on a temporary basis as a ‘medical joker’.

He is providing cover due to injuries. The Top 14 side needed a replacement for Benoit Paillaugue, who has been ruled out for four months.

As a result, the 32-year-old is available for Sunday’s Champions cup clash with Leinster.

O'Leary re-joined Munster last year after three seasons at London Irish but has struggled with injuries and was not included in the side’s European squad.

Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

Nobody can quite believe Oscar was given an eight-match ban for this

Derek Carr's eye-watering Raiders contract makes him the best-paid NFL player in history, but for how long?

Liverpool announced the signing of Mohamed Salah in the most 2017 way possible

Convincing win for Limerick


Today's Stories

Why Lions remain relevant in the 21st century

Déise will not contest Bennett ban for helmet tug

Why Lions remain relevant in the 21st century

Morrissey rocket fires Cork victory

Lifestyle

Move over, David Gandy — there’s a new crew of Irish men making their mark on the catwalk

The benefit of sport is more than just winning

Dublin Cookie Co is cooking up a business

Ask Audrey: I tried tantric sex with my yoga instructor once and we managed 47 minutes before the bus arrived at Parnell Place

More From The Irish Examiner