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Munster Confirm Short-Term Signing Of Waratahs’ Jed Holloway

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 27: Jed Holloway of the Waratahs is sent off during the round 11 Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and Sharks at Bankwest Stadium on April 27, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Munster Rugby and the IRFU have confirmed the short-term signing of Australian forward Jed Holloway as cover during the World Cup period.

“An experienced and integral member of the Waratahs squad, Holloway has made 52 Super Rugby appearances and is known for his work-rate and strong ball carrying abilities”, their statement read.

The 26-year-old will provide cover at lock, and across the back row, with Jean Kleyn, Tadhg Beirne, Peter O’Mahony and CJ Stander included in Ireland’s World Cup squad.

Jed is set to join the province at the end of September for two months, subject to being granted a work permit, before returning to his club side in the lead-up to the new Super Rugby season.

The province have also confirmed that former Munster players Paddy Butler (back row) and Peter McCabe (prop) are the latest to join the pre-season training group.

Butler made 64 appearances for Munster after making his debut in 2010 against Connacht. The 28-year-old left the province in 2015 to sign for Top 14 side, Pau, winning 91 caps with the side.

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