Munster and the IRFU have confirmed Joey Carbery has signed a two-year contract extension that will see him remain with the province until June 2022.
The 23-year-old out-half joined the province on a two-year deal last summer and is now happy to extend his stay.
Scoring 143 points in 13 appearances, the playmaker is the Champions Cup top-scorer so far this season with 68 points in the pool stages and he also leads the way in the Guinness PRO14’s Golden Boot standings with an 87% success rate off the tee.
On the international front, Carbery has made six appearances for Ireland this season to bring his international tally to 18 caps.
A further positive sees coach Johann van Graan boost his scrum-half options ahead of the World Cup period with Alby Mathewson remaining with the province until the end of November.
Ahead of Munster's Heineken Cup quarter-final against Glasgow on Saturday, it would appear that the out-half is winning his race to be fit for the Murrayfield encounter.
Carbery has not played since starring off the bench in Ireland's Six Nations win over Scotland on 9 February. He injured his hamstring in training a week later and has been sidelined since.
Joey will be reintegrated back into training, then we'll see how he goes for the week," Van Graan told RTÉ Sport on Monday.
"But we're very hopeful that he'll play. He wants to be ready and all indications are that he'll be fine."
Van Graan reports no new injury issues ahead of the game but Brian Scott (foot), James Cronin (leg) and Tommy O’Donnell (shoulder) are continuing their rehabilitation