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Munster Announce Signing Of South African Flyer Abrahams

Thaakir Abrahams 6/4/2024

Lyon's Thaakir Abrahams is pictured in Investec Champions Cup action against the Vodacom Bulls earlier this season ©INPHO/Steve Haag Sports/Deon van der Merwe

Munster Rugby and the IRFU have confirmed the signing of 25-year-old back-three player, Thaakir Abrahams, on a two-year deal.

An extremely fast and elusive winger/full-back with deceptive strength, Abrahams joins the province after one year with Lyon where he scored five tries in 13 appearances, including four tries in the Investec Champions Cup.

A former South Africa Under-20 international, he captained Paarl Boys High in his school days before helping the Junior Springboks to a third place finish at the 2019 World Rugby Under-20 Championship.

He moved from the Western Cape to Durban and the Sharks straight out of school, and made his Super Rugby debut in 2020.

His three seasons at Sharks saw Abrahams impress in the Champions Cup, United Rugby Championship, Super Rugby, and Currie Cup competitions before his move to France last summer.

He has an eye for the spectacular, and his incredible solo try for the Sharks against Leinster was nominated for the 2022/23 URC Try of the Season.

He is the ninth new addition to Munster’s senior squad ahead of next season, with Billy Burns, Tom Farrell, and Diarmuid Kilgallen also joining the province.

Exciting young players, Brian Gleeson, Edwin Edogbo, Mark Donnelly, Tony Butler, and Ethan Coughlan, are also stepping up from the Munster Academy to the senior squad.

Additionally, front rowers Eoghan Clarke and Oli Jager joined the province mid-season and have made a big impact. Clarke recently penned a one-year extension, with Ireland international Jager signing until 2027.