Munster second row Dave Foley will leave the province at the end of the season to join Top 14 side Pau.

The twice-capped Ireland international made 84 appearances for Munster and has already played his last game for Rassie Erasmus; Foley injured his wrist against Scarlets last month and is out for the rest of the campaign.

The 28-year-old Tipperary man made his international debut against Georgia in the 2014 November Internationals. 

He'll link up with three former Munster team-mates at Pau: James Coughlan, Paddy Butler and Sean Dougal.

A product of the Munster academy, Foley made his debut against Connacht back in April 2010 and went on to make his European debut against Gloucester in January 2014.

In a statement released on social media, Foley said: "It's a very difficult decision but I think a fresh start is what I need at this point in my career. 

"I've few regrets and I consider myself very fortunate to have met some great people along the way.

"Most importantly I'd like to thank my family, my coaches and all my team-mates that I've been privileged to share the pitch with.

"Going forward I'm hopeful to get a run of injury-free years and make an honest contribution to Pau."