Commenting on the news Munster coach Tony McGahan said, "The club is obviously delighted that we've managed to secure the services of a player of his undoubted calibre for the next two seasons. I believe it shows the ambition that Munster Rugby harbors for the years ahead and I think it speaks volumes that a high quality player such as Casey chooses to come to Munster ahead of a very impressive chasing pack." We're only too well aware of his rugby capabilities having come up against him first hand for the past number of seasons and believe he will not only have a strong contribution on-field but also act as a mentor to the emerging back talent we have in our squad."
Speaking after training with the Blues today in Cardiff Laulala said, "I've enjoyed myself very, very much here at the Blues and was fortunate enough to win the Amlin Challenge Cup with them in my first season here. "I guess this is a fresh challenge for me, it's something new and hopefully the Munster welcome will be as warm as the one I experienced here in Cardiff. Munster are a very successful team so I'm looking forward to joining them and experiencing life in Ireland. "However, there is still a lot of rugby to be played this season so I am still fully focused on doing well for the Blues."
Munster Rugby confirmed Laulala as their second major signing for the 2012/13 season, alongside Northampton's Irish centre James Downey who interestingly also hass an Amlin Challenge Cup medal to his name winning with the Saints in 2009