Breaking News: Paul O'Connell signs new IRFU contract
Great news for Munster and Irish rugby fans as the IRFU have this morning announced that Paul O'Connell has signed a new two year deal.
The new contract will see O'Connell remain at Munster until at least June 2016.
Ireland captain @Paul_OConnell has signed a 2 year IRFU contract to stay with @Munsterrugby #irishrugby http://t.co/pz0Ste2IID
— Irish Rugby (@irfurugby) January 20, 2014
According to a report from the IRFU, O'Connell commented "I am delighted to sign a new IRFU contract and to continue playing with Munster for the next two seasons. Over the years I have been privileged to play in many fantastic Munster sides and as we build for the future I am excited by the prospect of playing my part in achieving success with Munster and Ireland in the coming seasons."
Munster coach Rob Penney also added "we are delighted that Paul has signed a new IRFU contract which keeps him at Munster up to the end of the 2016 season. Paul has contributed so much to Munster Rugby over the years and remains one of the best second rows in world rugby. His experience and leadership will play a key role in the future development of this young Munster squad."
Following on from Munster's excellent bonus-point win against Edinburgh yesterday, and the great news that Tullow Tank Sean O'Brien has also signed a new deal with Leinster, we're already looking forward to the possibility of a mouth-watering Munster v Leinster quarter-final in Thomond Park this April, with O'Connell and O'Brien going head to head once more.
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