There are unconfirmed reports circling that Leinster player Fionn Carr maybe re-signed for Connacht ahead of next season.
The winger who is Connacht’s all-time record try scorer with 34 tries, left the Sportsground for Leinster before the 2011/12 season but has failed to recapture his try-scoring form at the RDS venue. Injuries and severe competition for places have all contributed to Dublin-born Carr being frozen out of Joe Schmidt’s Heineken Cup plans.
A young and talented Carr joined Connacht from Leinster in 2007 and the 27-year-old was the Magners league’s top try scorer in the 2008/09 season. He scored more individual tries than all his team mates put together, making him joint top try-scorer that season.
The explosive winger soon caught the attention of his home province and elsewhere, but even though Heineken Cup rugby was on the horizon for Connacht, Carr followed his heart and signed for Leinster after three years in Galway.
The twice-capped player at Ireland ‘A’ level has never made the grade to a full international cap and it’s clear his move to Leinster was not beneficial. Carr was informed at the start of the season, performances would need to vastly improve if Leinster was to offer another contract and, while he has featured in ten RaboDirect PRO 12 games he has only registered two tries, not enough to warrant a new contract from the European champions it seems.
Its difficult to know what the reaction will be if Carr does return west but no doubt if he starts to score tries all will be forgotten.