RG Snyman is staying at Munster until at least 2024, after agreeing a two-year extension with the province.
The World Cup-winning second row has played just four times since joining in the summer of 2020, having suffered two anterior cruciate ligament injuries in the space of 14 months.
It had been expected that the Springbok would depart the province when his current deal expires in the summer, with some even suggesting he could follow head coach Johann van Graan to Bath.
But the 26-year-old has ended any speculation by agreeing an extension until the summer of 2024.
Snyman, who will turn 27 later this month, has proven to be an immensely popular player with the fans, despite being limited to fewer than 80 minutes of rugby, with the lock given a huge reception upon returning from his first ACL injury in September.
He's one of five payers to sign new Munster deals this afternoon, with the remaining four being front row forwards.
Roman Salanoa has agreed a three-year extension having initially joined from Leinster in 2020, while his fellow tighthead Stephen Archer is also staying on in Limerick, agreeing a 12-month extension.
Loosehed Liam O'Connor has agreed a one-year deal which will keep him at the province until 2023.
Hooker Scott Buckley will join Alex Kendellen in stepping up from the academy to senior terms on a two-year deal. The 21-year-old Kinsale native was Player of the Match on his senior debut against Wasps last month, scoring a try in the Heineken Champions Cup win.
Munster have been busy with contract renewals in recent weeks, with Conor Murray, Simon Zebo, Ben Healy, Chris Farrell, Joey Carbery and Jean Kleyn among those to commit to the province for next season and beyond.
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