12 Munster Players Sign Contract Extensions
Munster Rugby and the IRFU have this morning confirmed 12 player contract extensions for the province. Nine of the 12 players are products of the province’s underage or Academy pathway.
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 have all signed contract extensions.
John Ryan has signed a three-year deal that will see him remain with Munster Rugby until at least June 2022. Tighthead prop Ryan has made 130 appearances in red since his debut in 2011 and has 16 Ireland caps. The 30-year-old most recently scored his first international try in Ireland’s win against the USA in November.
Brothers Niall and Rory Scannell, Darren Sweetnam, Jack O’Donoghue, JJ Hanrahan, Alex Wootton, Rhys Marshall and young guns Fineen Wycherley and Calvin Nash have all signed on for a further two years, committing to the province until at least June 2021.
Arno Botha and Jeremy Loughman have signed one-year extensions and will remain with the province until June 2020. Back-row forward Botha joined Munster in the summer and has made an immediate impact with two tries in nine appearances.