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    Nine Contract Extensions Agreed

    http://www.munsterrugby.ie/news/11336.php

    Nine Contract Extensions Agreed.
    3 January 2013, 12:50 pm
    By The Editor

    Eight Munster players - including three current Development contracted, 20 year old JJ Hanrahan and 22 year olds Dave O'Callaghan and Luke O'Dea - have signed new contracts that keeps them with Munster until the end of the 2014/2015 season.

    Number 8 James Coughlan who won his 100th cap against Saracens at Vicarage Road, hooker Mike Sherry, lock Dave Foley and back row Paddy Butler are the others who have committed their immediate future to Munster while Sean Dougall, in his first season with Munster, has also agreed a two year extension. And a ninth, 22 year old Simon Zebo, has penned a three year deal that sees him remain until at least the end of season 2015/2016.
    The news was announced today at the close of Munster's training session in UL by Rob Penney who said. " I think it gives the organisation real security going forward having that number re-committing to the group. Its a real positive sign that the lads believe in what's happening here and can see a future here for themselves.
    "And I think for the Munster supporters and everyone that has an attachment to Munster they can be really rapt that the playing future is being secured for the short to medium and in some cases even a long term. So yes it's wonderful news."

    #2
    Interesting to see no mention of Nagle in there. Isn't his contract also up this year?
    Great to see all of the above lads sign on though. Aside from JC, they're all young with massive futures. The future is bright.

    Roger Roger. What's our vector, Victor?
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      #3
      Absolutely - good security for the lads too
      "There are a lot of points that we’ve left behind and this is with a young group. That probably tells you what they’re capable of and that they’re a very good side.

      Probably next year or the year after next they will take some stopping"

      Anthony Foley, May 2016. Axel RIP

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        #4
        Big news that Foley has a contract extension. Holland has another year and DOC and D Ryan will be around. Could Nagle be looking at a move to Leinster?

        EDIT - will be interesting to see what happens with the likes of Brian Hayes and Phillie Donnellan.
        \"God gave me the talent but the forwards gave me the ball\" - Jannie De Beer

        \"I hesitate to use words like spiritual or religious, but to see what rugby means to Munster people is very moving\" Shaun Payne

        I look back on 2008 at the Millennium Stadium as the highlight of my career because, although being capped by New Zealand and playing for the All Blacks was fantastic, this was special. - Doug Howlett

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          #5
          Originally posted by overthehillprop View Post
          Big news that Foley has a contract extension. Holland has another year and DOC and D Ryan will be around. Could Nagle be looking at a move to Leinster?

          EDIT - will be interesting to see what happens with the likes of Brian Hayes and Phillie Donnellan.
          Looks like Nagle could be making the move he should have made 2 years ago.. Anywhere he'll play! Foley has looked better for me this year. Heard Hayes is off abroad, don't know where. Don't know is Donnellan good enough for pro really. For what it's worth I'd say Nagle is more likely to go west than east.

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            #6
            Originally posted by the_dazz View Post
            Looks like Nagle could be making the move he should have made 2 years ago.. Anywhere he'll play! Foley has looked better for me this year. Heard Hayes is off abroad, don't know where. Don't know is Donnellan good enough for pro really. For what it's worth I'd say Nagle is more likely to go west than east.
            Losing Hayes and Nagle might leave us a bit light wouldn't it?

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              #7
              Great to hear, especially Sean Dougal. The club obviously made a great impression!
              "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad."

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                #8
                Originally posted by ed7890 View Post
                Losing Hayes and Nagle might leave us a bit light wouldn't it?
                Still quite a few 2nd rows in the academy and coming into the academy.
                \"God gave me the talent but the forwards gave me the ball\" - Jannie De Beer

                \"I hesitate to use words like spiritual or religious, but to see what rugby means to Munster people is very moving\" Shaun Payne

                I look back on 2008 at the Millennium Stadium as the highlight of my career because, although being capped by New Zealand and playing for the All Blacks was fantastic, this was special. - Doug Howlett

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                  #9
                  Connacht could do worse than sign Hayes and Nagle.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by ed7890 View Post
                    Losing Hayes and Nagle might leave us a bit light wouldn't it?
                    If Paulie isn't goosed then I wouldn't say so. Donnellan has another year in the academy and Hayes is there aswell
                    \"In a world gone mad, only a lunatic is truly insane\"

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                      #11
                      Neither get even close to senior squads and with plenty others around its an area, like backrow that Munster have a lot of numbers.

                      Also interesting that Barry o Mahony isn't mentioned, with dougall penning a deal it looks like its back to the ail and 9-5 for bom. It's a pity, I'd like to have seen him play a bit more.

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                        #12
                        Losing Hayes in longterm could be huge, he's been exceptional for the A side and has so much potential to fulfil, Nagle could head West alright which may be the best thing for him! Great for DOCII and LOD to get just rewards (assuming their full contracts and no longer Dev ones)

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                          #13
                          Lads, it's still very early, contract negotiations will still be ongoing with others, just because they aren't mentioned today does not mean that they are going elsewhere.

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                            #14
                            If there is going to be a bit of a 2nd row clear out maybe they intend to start using DOC II there a bit more. For instance there was no specialist lock named on the bench for the Ulster match so he must have been the 2nd row bench option for that day. As it happened DOC and Billy played the full 80, but maybe there might be a push to give DOC some time at lock in the future.

                            I haven't seen him play there myself but you'd think it would be well worth a look. Could he provide the type of mobility from lock that McCarthy does for Connacht? He's 6' 5'' according to the deadsite and obviously a big lump of a young lad. His work in the lineout has been very good at senior level too, he even stole some ball of Sarries in TP.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Dumptruck View Post
                              Lads, it's still very early, contract negotiations will still be ongoing with others, just because they aren't mentioned today does not mean that they are going elsewhere.
                              Go away you. We need to speculate wildly.

                              Roger Roger. What's our vector, Victor?
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                              RIP Anthony Foley - The greatest of great Munster men.
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