Munster have tied up nine players with new contracts that keeps them at the Irish province for at least the next two seasons.
Amongst them are three current development contracted players - 20-year-old JJ Hanrahan and 22-year-olds Dave O'Callaghan and Luke O'Dea - who have signed new deals that keeps them with Munster until the end of the 2014/2015 season.
Number eight James Coughlan, who won his 100th cap in the Heineken Cup tie against Saracens at Vicarage Road, hooker Mike Sherry, lock Dave Foley and back row Paddy Butler are the others who have committed their immediate future while Sean Dougall, in his first season with Munster, has also agreed a two year extension.
22-year-old Simon Zebo, has penned a three-year deal that sees him remain until at least the end of season 2015/16.
The news was announced today at the close of Munster's training session by coach Rob Penney.
" I think it gives the organisation real security going forward having that number re-committing to the group," he said.
"Its a real positive sign that the lads believe in what's happening here and can see a future here for themselves.
"And I think for the Munster supporters and everyone that has an attachment to Munster they can be really rapt that the playing future is being secured for the short to medium and in some cases even a long term. So yes it's wonderful news."