Munster Rugby issue updates on the future of Jean Kleyn & RG Snyman at the province

Contract update.

Munster Rugby have this evening confirmed that Jean Kleyn, John Hodnett and Liam Coombes have all signed contract extensions with the province.

Kleyn, who won the World Cup with South Africa last month, and Hodnett have both signed two-year extensions with Coombes signing a one-year deal. The province have also confirmed that RG Snyman will depart Munster for a new playing opportunity upon completion of his contract at the end of the season.

The lock was named Munster Men’s Player of the Year for 2022/23, Kleyn made his first appearance of the campaign against Leinster at the weekend. Last year was a standout campaign as he made 24 starts, more than anyone else in the squad, including 19 starts in a row to finish the season as Munster clinched the URC title.

Clonakilty RFC man Hodnett has also signed a two-year deal after a superb 2022/23 campaign. He scored three tries in 20 appearances last season, including the match-winning score against Stormers in the URC final.

A hugely popular figure at the province, Snyman won his second World Cup with the Springboks last month.

He has twice returned from long-term injuries during his time at Munster and played an important role last season, making six appearances in the province’s charge to the URC title.

He is currently sidelined after undergoing surgery on a chest/shoulder injury.

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