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Simon Zebo one of six Munster players to commit future to province

Munster Rugby and the IRFU have announced that six players have signed contract extensions at the...

Ann-Marie Donelan
Ann-Marie Donelan

16:30 10 Jan 2022



Simon Zebo one of six Munster...
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Simon Zebo one of six Munster players to commit future to province

Ann-Marie Donelan
Ann-Marie Donelan

16:30 10 Jan 2022

Munster Rugby and the IRFU have announced that six players have signed contract extensions at the province.

Simon Zebo, Diarmuid Barron, Jack Daly, Ben Healy, Keynan Knox and Jeremy Loughman have all put pen to paper on new contracts.

This comes after six players also signed extensions last week.

Munster’s all-time leading try-scorer with 62 tries, Simon Zebo has signed a new two-year deal having scored two tries in four appearances since returning to the province from Racing 92 last summer.

The Ireland international and former British & Irish Lion is a product of Munster's academy and has made 148 appearances since his debut in 2010.

Elsewhere, hooker Diarmuid Barron has signed a new two-year contract having made 20 appearances for Munster to date, including his Champions Cup debut against Castres last month.

The 23-year-old Tipperary native was promoted from the Greencore Munster Academy to the senior squad last season.

Castleisland RFC flanker Jack Daly has signed a two-year contract extension having made four appearances for the province to date.

Daly is a former Ireland U20s international and has made two appearances so far this term having moved up to the senior squad from the Academy last summer.

Ben Healy has signed a one-year contract extension with the 22-year-old Tipperary out-half scoring 144 points in 27 Munster appearances to date.

Healy has also lined out for Garryowen in the AIL and is enjoying a strong first year in the senior squad having won the province’s Greencore Academy Player of the Year award last season.

Loosehead prop Jeremy Loughman has signed a new two-year deal having scored four tries in 57 Munster appearances.

Loughman initially joined Munster from the Leinster Academy on a short-term contract in December 2017 but quickly established himself as a key squad member and made his 50th appearance against Ulster last year.

Tighthead prop Keynan Knox has signed on for two more years at Munster having scored two tries in 20 appearances for the province.

The 22-year-old South Africa native moved to Munster at the end of 2017 with the Young Munster clubman spending three years in the academy before moving up to the senior squad last season.

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