John Hodnett, Dan Goggin and James French have all signed new contracts with Munster until the summer of 2024.

Hodnett, who has impressed in his comeback from a year-long Achilles injury, has been rewarded with a 12-months extension to his current deal, which still had 18 months left to run on it.

The 23-year-old back row has featured in all four Heineken Champions Cup pool games, and will remain at his home province until June 2024.

Dan Goggin has agreed a two-year extension. The 27-year-old has played just four times this season, but has been a key squad member in recent years, making 71 appearances for the province since his debut in 2017.

And they have also signed prop James French (below) to a new two-year deal.

The 23-year-old tighthead made his debut in December's Champions Cup opener against Wasps, in what is his first season in the senior squad, having come through the province's academy.

Munster completed a clean sweep of their pool on Sunday, defeating the English side 45-7 at Thomond Park.

While Johann van Graan's side had won three of their previous four games, Sunday's six-try victory was the most open contest they had played since the reverse fixture with Wasps in December.

Speaking on this week's RTÉ Rugby podcast, Donal Lenihan says the province showed far greater willingness to attack early in the game.

"The intent was there," Lenihan said.

"Right from the outset of the game Andrew Conway got four or five touches in the first 10 minutes, all of a sudden you're playing.

"You've a quality back three three; Zebo, Mike Haley is having a fantastic season, Conway is electric. It was Munster playing to their strengths."

And while Munster's outside backs shone with Simon Zebo scoring twice, Lenihan added it was their dominance of the breakdown that laid the platform for the win.

"The key element for me was the breakdown, the quality of ball that they got," he added.

"I thought the back row were brilliant on the day. Gavin Coombes gave us a reminder of the type of damage he was doing last season. He's had a hard time between illness, injuries, then you had the Covid scenario in South Africa where he was quarantining, but he looked back to his best.

"Peter O'Mahony has been superb this year. A lot of people were writing him off, I don't see him starting for Ireland but I see him being a key element off the bench with his leadership and versatility across the back row.

"And Jack O'Donoghue is a bit of an unsung here.

"It was far better from Munster."

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