Munster head coach Johann van Graan has welcomed a "further boost" for the province as a host of players signed new deals. 

Earlier it was announced that captain Peter O'Mahony would remain with the club until 2023

Academy players Jake Flannery, James French, Seán French and Ben Healy have all stepped up to the senior squad ahead of the 2021/2022 season on one-year deals, while John Hodnett has put pen to paper on a two-year deal.

Mike Haley, Gavin Coombes and Neil Cronin have all signed two-year contract extensions that will see them remain with the province until at least June 2023.

Van Graan, whose side host Connacht in the Guinness Pro14 on Friday evening, said: "Off the back of the great news about Peter's IRFU contract this morning, it’s a further boost for the province that we can add these latest names to the squad roster for next season.

"Securing the continued services of quality players such as Mike, Gavin and Neil allows us to focus on our future planning and objectives for this group. 

"They are an exciting dynamic trio who add huge value to the squad.

"In terms of the younger lads it’s always great seeing the next generation of players stepping up and reaching their potential, and it’s credit to the work that’s carried out in clubs and schools that helped them to get to this point."

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