Lock RG Snyman, props Stephen Archer, Roman Salanoa and Liam O’Connor, and hooker Scott Buckley, have all committed their futures to Munster Rugby.
Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok Snyman has signed a two-year deal that will see him remain with the province until at least June 2024.
Despite enduring a difficult time with injuries since arriving at the province in the summer of 2020, the 26-year-old is well settled at his Limerick base.
An out-and-out leader, he is highly regarded across the squad and already in four short appearances he has managed to display his athleticism and skill-set, including a first try scored against the Stormers in Thomond Park.
Archer, the province’s most-capped prop, has penned a one-year contract extension. The 33-year-old is the most recent player to reach 200 caps in 2019, joining an illustrious group of 11 players to reach the milestone.
The experienced tighthead has now featured in 235 games and has been a vital member of the squad since his debut against Edinburgh in October 2009.
His name is rarely omitted from a team sheet, showing great durability, strength, consistency of form and technique in a specialist position.
Loosehead prop O’Connor has signed a one-year contract extension having made 32 Munster appearances since his 2016 debut in a Champions Cup clash with Stade Francais.
A product of Dolphin and CBC Cork, the former Ireland Under-20 international plays his All-Ireland League rugby with Cork Constitution and graduated from the Munster Academy to the senior squad in 2018.
Tighthead prop Salanoa has signed on for three more years at Munster after one try in eight appearances for the province to date.
A former USA Under-20 international, the Hawaiian is a Shannon RFC clubman and joined the Leinster Academy in 2018 before making the move to Munster in the summer of 2020.
Hooker Buckley follows Alex Kendellen in becoming the second Greencore Munster Rugby Academy player to be promoted to the senior squad ahead of next season, signing a two-year deal.
A product of Kinsale RFC and CBC Cork, Buckley plays his All-Ireland League rugby with UCC and was a try-scoring player-of-the-match on his Munster debut in the Champions Cup win over Wasps last month.