Ireland international Joey Carbery has confirmed he will depart Leinster for rivals Munster next season.

There has been growing speculation in recent months over the future of the 22-year-old and he will now move to Johann van Graan’s side.

Carbery is among Joe Schmidt's Ireland squad set to depart for the three-game series with Australia and the move was confirmed at today's press conference.

With Johnny Sexton the clear number one choice at out-half, Carbery has had precious few opportunities to impress in the pivotal position, starting just 10 games all season  just one of those at out-half, the surprise 15-17 home reversal to Treviso in April.

He has played primarily as a full-back over the course of the campaign.

Carbery was named on the bench for both the Champions Cup and Guinness PRO14 finals ahead of Ross Byrne, but Byrne has started more games at 10 and has earned a spot on the June tour of Australia through his performances.

The 22-year-old has made 37 appearances for Leinster, scoring 101 points, while at international level he has played on 10 occasions, scoring 22 points.