Munster Shut Down Leinster Approach As Key Duo Sign New Deals

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Munster Rugby and the IRFU have confirmed that Tadhg Beirne has signed a two-year contract extension that will see him remain with the province until June 2022.

The versatile Ireland international who joined Munster on a two-year deal last summer has now committed to the province for a further two years. Beirne has five Ireland caps, and made his Six Nations debut starting against Wales in March.

Further positive news for the province sees Academy scrum-half Craig Casey advance to a development contract at the start of next season, moving to a full contract at the beginning of the 2020-21 season, despite reported interest from provincial rivals Leinster.

Coming to the end of his second year of the academy, the talented number 9 played a leading role in the Ireland U20s Grand Slam winning campaign. Named squad vice-captain, he started against France, Italy and England, and scored two tries.

Most recently, the 20-year-old was named Munster Rugby Academy Player of the Year before going on to make his Guinness PRO14 debut as a replacement against Connacht in Thomond Park.