Leinster's James Ryan played for the Munster development squad today
Ireland and Leinster player James Ryan appeared to be involved in a strange team selection situation today.
The underage prospect is returning from injury, and today's fixture between the Ireland U20's and the Munster Development side, presented a good opportunity for him to get some game time in.
Munster went on to defeat the Irish side 15-10 in Thomond Park.
Interestingly, the Leinster player was named to start for the Munster side, which sparked some confusion among rugby fans online.
Ireland U20s line out as follows today. Just one addition to Munster Development side with Leinster's James Ryan starting in second row pic.twitter.com/Ca9tg5AHQS— Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) May 13, 2017
Respected rugby journalist Murray Kinsella of The42, suspects that the switch could indicate that Ryan might travel with the Irish senior squad on their summer tour.
James Ryan getting fit to head on tour to Japan? Very promising player. https://t.co/1bQszvZgBJ— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) May 13, 2017
It could however, just be a case of one Irish province helping out another.
The provinces working together as the Leinster man looks to get some game time post injury. #FourProudProvinces— Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) May 13, 2017