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Munster secure the services of three players including Grand Slam winner

Dublin , Ireland - 22 October 2022; Munster players, from left, Dave Kilcoyne, Gavin Coombes and Ben Healy during the United Rugby Championship match between Leinster and Munster at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Munster Rugby have today announced that three current members of their squad have signed contract extensions, keeping them at the club for at least the next season.

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Record appearance holder Stephen Archer has signed a six-month contract extension that keeps him at Munster until the end of January 2025.

The 36-year-old tighthead prop has 281 appearances for the club after making his debut in 2009.

He made 15 appearances in Munster’s successful URC campaign last season, starting the quarter-final, semi-final and final as Munster clinched their title.

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On the other side of the scrum loosehead prop Dave Kilcoyne has signed a one-year extension that keeps him at the club until the end of the 2024/25 season.

Capped 56-times for Ireland, the 35-year-old made his debut in 2011 and has scored 22 tries in his 218 Munster appearances.

Kilcoyne appeared at his second Rugby World Cup with Ireland in 2023, making four appearances in the tournament before Ireland bowed out at the quarter-final stage.

Winning both the Six Nations Grand Slam and URC title last year, he made his 200th Munster appearance against Edinburgh in February 2022 and is one of only 14 players to achieve such a milestone.

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Winger Calvin Nash was already contracted for the 2024/25 and has signed a one-year extension that sees him staying at Munster until at least 2026.

In a rich vein of form over the past two seasons, and after having an impressive Six Nations campaign with Ireland that included two tries, 26-year-old Nash was a key player in Munster’s URC victory last season, scoring in the Grand Final.

In total he scored seven tries in 17 starts last season, and this season has five tries in 16 starts.

Munster face Ulster at home in Round 18 of the United Rugby Championship on Saturday, June 1 at 17:15.

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Ed the Duck 26 days ago

Could that BE a more misleading headline…

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