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Five Munster Players Extend Contracts

Five Munster Players Extend Contracts

Johne Murphy, Duncan Williams, John Ryan, Marcus Horan and Sean Scanlon are the latest members of the current Munster squad to sign contract extensions with the province.

Johne Murphy, Duncan Williams and prop John Ryan have penned two year deals, while Marcus Horan and Sean Scanlon have agreed one-year extensions.

In addition, JJ Hanrahan (centre), David O’Callaghan (flanker), Luke O’Dea (winger), Cathal Sheridan (scrum half) and Alan Cotter (prop) have progressed from Academy to Development contracts.

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The latest announcements come at the end of a busy week for Munster Rugby which started with news that Donnacha Ryan, Niall Ronan, Denis Hurley, Billy Holland and Tommy O’Donnell had all agreed two-year deals.

Two other players whose contracts were due for renewal, Wian du Preez and Doug Howlett, had last month agreed new deals.

A further interesting addition to the Munster squad is former Ulster Academy, Ulster Ravens and Ireland Under-19 back rower Sean Dougal who joins the province from Rotherham Titans on a one-year contract.

The 22-year-old played against Munster in the semi-final of the British & Irish Cup in April 2010, but subsequenly suffered a shoulder injury that kept him sidelined till this season during which he has been a regular in the Titans side.