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Good News For Munster As Beirne Extends Contract & Casey Commits

Munster and the IRFU have today confirmed that Tadhg Beirne has signed a two-year contract extension and will be remaining with the provincial side until June 2022. 

The versatile forward joined the southern province on a two-year deal last summer following a successful stint with Scarlets in the Guinness PRO 14.

The lock has started in 18 of his 20 appearances for Munster scoring two tries in the process. He has also won five Ireland caps and made his Six Nations debut in March when he started against Wales and looks set to continue with the squad as the Rugby World Cup looms.

Beirne has become somewhat of the prized asset when it comes to the breakdown having played a central role in many of Munster’s key victories this season. He topped the official turnover charts in this year’s Champions Cup with 15 as Munster made it all the way to the final four where they fell to Saracens.

Furthermore, there is more positive news coming out of Munster as the province confirmed that young scrum-half, Craig Casey, has committed to the provincial side going forward.

The Academy prospect will advance to a development contract from the beginning of next season before moving to a full contract at the beginning of the 2020-2021 season.

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Casey was vice-captain and played a pivotal role with the Ireland U20s earlier this year as they secured a highly-coveted Grand Slam title. The 20-year-old was named Munster Rugby Academy Player of the Year and made his Guinness PRO 14 debut this season coming on as a replacement against Connacht.

News of Casey’s commitment will be welcomed by Munster fans as it was rumoured recently that he may have been on the move to Leinster.

 

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