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New deal for O'Callaghan

04th November 2013 10:12

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New deal: Donncha O'Callaghan

Munster have announced that veteran second-row Donncha O'Callaghan has put pen to paper on a new deal that ties him to the province until 2016.

94-cap O'Callaghan, who has 230 appearances for Munster under his belt, is the Thomond Park outfit's most experienced player in the squad.

And the 34-year-old is subsequently delighted to have further extended his time in Limerick.

"I love playing for this team and representing my home club and supporters each week," Ireland lock O'Callaghan told Munster's official website.

"Running out for Munster is something I've always wanted and I've been fortunate to make my career out of it, and to continue doing so for the next few years is just what I want. The main thing for me is that I still enjoy it and I've the opportunity to do it."

Munster head coach Rob Penney commented that he was pleased to keep O'Callaghan in the squad as he is a role model at the province.

"We are lucky to have someone of Donncha's calibre and experience commit his future to Munster Rugby. He is great with the younger lads and drives everyone on. His own dedication and work ethic are an example to all and it's good to know he is on board for another two seasons," he said.

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