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Munster Rugby Nail Down Van Graan With Contract Extension

Munster Rugby Nail Down Van Graan With Contract Extension

Munster Rugby's boardroom has been busy again this morning with the province tying down their head coach Johann van Graan in a deal that will take both parties up until 2022.

The South African's contract was due to expire next year, but this morning's news brings a degree of stability after a number of recent contract extensions for players including Joey Carbery, who, interestingly, has also committed to the province until 2022.

The news comes off the back of a string of good performances including a Champions Cup victory over Edinburgh that sealed a spot in the last four for the third year in a row.

As a result of that win, Munster will travel to Coventry's Ricoh Arena in a fortnight's time to face two-time champions Saracens.

Speaking to the Munster Rugby website after the announcement, van Graan said:

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I am very happy and grateful to be in this position, knowing that I can continue to work with this incredible group of people and play my part in shaping Munster’s future. Coming to Munster I wanted to become part of the community, and every day I get to experience that sense of belonging with my family and I settling in from the very beginning.

Moments and scenes such as last Saturday week in Edinburgh with the Munster supporters, players and management make for amazing memories, they can never be taken for granted. This is a special place, a special club to be part of and I look forward to continuing the journey together.

Munster currently sit in second place in their Pro14 conference, having already sealed their spot in the playoffs which kick-off at the beginning of May. This year's Pro14 final will be played at Celtic Park in Glasgow.

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