most certainly. There were some genuine cases, where both capped and uncapped players ended up players coming over to play. The nature of a global sport allows for that freedom.
It’s mutated in to an arms race unfortunately. While I don’t disagree with allowing someone who has ‘served their time’ from representing Ireland, the blatant poaching of underage players from other unions talent pools is going too far. Particularly as Dubsteip says, when it’s at the expense of our own youth coming through.
In fairness to Leinster, most of their up and coming young players came through the academy, and most played for a school in leinster and Ireland underage. Even if the schools system in Munster isn’t on par, surely they should be looking to sign up Irish youth players that havent signed for a province (I know they’ve had a lot of hand me downs over the years), again as Dubsteip explains above.
Only positive is that a few of the unsigned Irish might head abroad for a few years and develop there. Many examples of similar scenarios of lads heading to England France or Wales and succeeding. Conor O Shea might even encourage a few to head over to Italy.