Munster trio ink contract extensions

Date published: February 21 2020

Munster have announced that Andrew Conway, Billy Holland and Jeremy Loughman have all signed contract extensions with the PRO14 outfit.

Conway has inked a three-year deal that will see him remain with Munster until at least July 2023.

In making 124 appearances for the province, playing on the wing or at full-back, the flyer has produced memorable moments in red.

The 28-year-old is Munster’s third highest try-scorer of all-time, with 42 tries scored since his debut against Zebre in September 2013.

On the international stage Conway has made 20 appearances for Ireland, most recently earning his first Six Nations start against Scotland.

With an impressive strike-rate he has scored 10 tries in the green jersey and was Ireland’s leading World Cup try-scorer in Japan, scoring in each of his three games.

34-year-old Holland, Munster’s most senior squad member with 226 caps, has penned a one-year contract extension.

A leader in every sense, the lock continues to deliver each time he represents the province. In his 13th season of competitive rugby Holland has shown incredible durability and impressive form to be a constant inclusion in weekly team sheets. This season he has captained the side on five occasions, starting 12 of his 14 appearances to-date.

Prop Loughman has put pen to paper on a two-year deal that will see him remain with the province until at least June 2022.

The 24-year-old made his Munster debut in January 2018 and has lined out in red on 36 occasions. In November he produced a try-scoring man of the match performance against Ospreys on his first Champions Cup start.

Commenting on the latest contract extensions, Munster head coach Johann van Graan said: “Retaining the services of Andrew, Billy and Jeremy is again great news for Munster Rugby and for our plans for the future.

“They are a quality trio that all add huge value to our squad with their own individual skill-sets and experience. It is another huge boost for the province.”