Munster have confirmed that Samoan born centre Casey Laulala will be leaving the Thomond Park side at the end of the current season.

Laulala, who joined Munster at the start of the 2012/13 season, has attracted the interest of several European clubs who have offered terms that Rob Penney's side are unable to match.

The 31-year-old former All Black made his Munster debut against Edinburgh in September 2012 and in his first season featured in 27 of Munster's 30 games. Casey won his 37th cap against Perpignan on Saturday.

Commenting on the news Laulala said: "I have loved my time with Munster and there's a lot of rugby still to be played. I want to achieve success with these guys and hope to continue to contribute in any way I can.”

Head coach Penney added: "We understand Casey's reasons for leaving at the end of the season and are disappointed to see him go. I'm sure he will continue to commit himself to the goals we set out at the beginning of the season and will contribute to Munster's campaign.”