Munster Rugby have announced that 12 players have signed contract extensions with the southern province in what is an early Christmas present for supporters.
Nine of the 12 players are all products of the Munster Academy and the 12 players are: John Ryan, Niall Scannell, Rory Scannell, Darren Sweetnam, Jack O’Donoghue, JJ Hanrahan, Alex Wootton, Rhys Marshall, Fineen Wycherley, Calvin Nash, Arno Botha and Jeremy Loughman.
John Ryan has signed a three-year deal that will see him remain with Munster Rugby until at least June 2022. Niall and Rory Scannell, Darren Sweetnam, Jack O’Donoghue, JJ Hanrahan, Alex Wootton, Rhys Marshall, Fineen Wycherley and Calvin Nash have all signed on for a further two years which will see them ply their trade in the red of Munster until at least June 2021.
Arno Botha and Jeremy Loughman have signed one-year extensions and will remain with the province until June 2020.
Johann van Graan’s side are currently preparing for their back-to-back clashes with Castres in the Heineken Champions Cup. The first match takes place on Sunday where Castres will travel to Thomond Park for a 1 pm kick-off.