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Bleyendaal and Four More Extend Contracts With Munster

Bleyendaal and Four More Extend Contracts With Munster

Munster have announced that five players have agreed to extend their stays with the province.

Tyler Bleyendaal, who joined Munster in January 2015, has extended his deal to 2021. The New Zealand-born back was Munster's Player of the Season in 2017. He became eligible to play for Ireland in January of last year.

Bleyendaal's fellow Kiwi Alby Mathewson will remain at Munster until the end of the season. The 33-year-old initially joined Munster earlier this year on a short-term deal as cover for the then injured Conor Murray.

19-Year-old South Africa-born tighthead Keynan Knox prop has signed a three-year deal. He will continue to play with the Munster academy for another year before moving to the senior squad.

23-year-old tighthead Ciaran Parker advances from a development contract to a senior contract from next season.

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Academy forward Sean O'Connor, who can play in both the second and back rows, has signed a one-year development contract. The 22-year-old will move to the senior squad from next season.

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