Tommy O’Donnell commits long-term future to Munster

Tommy O’Donnell has signed a contract extension days after CJ Stander extended his deal.

Tommy O’Donnell commits long-term future to Munster

By Stephen Barry

The future of Munster’s back-row is more certain tonight, after Tommy O’Donnell signed a contract extension three days after

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O’Donnell’s three-year contract extension will keep him at Munster until June 2019.

The 28-year-old flanker is currently out injured as he continues the rehabilitation of a dislocated hip sustained in Ireland’s first World Cup warm-up match, although he is expected to return in the New Year.

“I am delighted to sign up for a further three years with my home club,” said the Tipperary-native.

“In committing for such a period I can focus on the job at hand, getting back to full fitness, while knowing I have the opportunity to make a difference and help towards shaping the future of this squad.”

O’Donnell has played 101 times for his home province, scoring 13 tries, and was named the Munster Rugby Player of the Year in May 2013.

Head Coach Anthony Foley added, “To see guys like CJ and now Tommy committing to Munster is great for everyone involved.

“We all know what Tommy is capable of here, and as a dynamic and powerful player we look forward to seeing him back on the pitch soon.

“He leads this group through his work ethic and professional approach so to have someone with those values continue with us bodes well for the future.”

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