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Munster Center Antoine Frisch Declares International Ambitions

Munster Center Antoine Frisch Declares International Ambitions

Key Munster Rugby player, Antoine Frisch, is set to the French squad. It's a loss for the reigning URC champions, as Frisch eyes international play.

Apr 4, 2024 by Philip Bendon
Munster Center Antoine Frisch Declares International Ambitions

Reigning URC champion Munster Rugby looks set to lose another key contributor at the end of the season, following Antoine Frisch’s declaration of his intention to play for France.

The French-born center previously featured on the Emerging Ireland side during its 2022 tour of South Africa and has been in discussions for higher honors with the Irish senior team.

Despite this, the 27-year-old was called by French coach Fabien Galthie toward the end of the 2024 Guinness Six Nations.

Though Frisch did not feature for France, the move was a clear signal of where he sees his international future.

Speaking to French publication L’Equipe, Frisch said: “I have been in contact with Fabien Galthié for a long time, and this contact has never been interrupted. 

"From the moment I was called into the France group, it became very clear to me. I want to play for France.

“It’s where I grew up, I had a Les Bleus poster on the walls of my room as a child.”

Since joining Munster in 2022, the center has been a key feature on Graham Rowntree’s squad and played a key role in the team's run to the 2022-2023 BKT United Rugby Championship title.

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