Joey, TOL has been wonderful for us on many, many occasions. I am not at all 'dissing' him as you young folks say but he has gotten himself into a rut. Remember posting here after the Connacht home match last April that I was shocked by his gaunt, almost haunted look and said that he looked like he wanted to anywhere else doing just about anything else. His injury history in recent years makes me worry for him in France, week in, week out. Perpignan are paying big bucks and will take it out of his hide. A read of Brennans poor book will vouch that clearly. There will be no management schemes to spare his body. Unless he improves his speed and choice of pass, he will not see green again, IMO.
Still believe he should have given himself next season to fight for his place back with both Munster and ireland, but then who knows what he was told by either or both teams?