Player Movements: Munster

Player Movements: Munster

Munster have been bolstering their squad for the upcoming season with 4 signings.

Here are the players that will sharpen their 2016/17 campaign:


Sam Arnold (signed 4 February 2016 from Ulster)

Arnold, who hails from England, made his PRO12 debut as an 18-year-old in March 2015 and completed the season as Ulster Rugby's Academy Player of the Year.

Munster have acquired the outside centre on a two-year deal, which begins at the start of the 2016/17 season.


John Andress (signed 29 March 2016 from Edinburgh Rugby)

Andress has had spells with the Exeter Chiefs, Worcester and Harlequins before moving to Scotland in 2014 - he has gone on to make 51 appearances for Edinburgh.


The 32-year-old, who has been capped by Ireland at U21 and 'A' levels, has made the move over from Pro12 rivals Edinburgh on a one-year deal that started last month (July).

Darren O'Shea (signed 29 March 2016 from Worcester Warriors)

O'Shea's signing marks a return to the province after he came through the Munster academy system.

He joined Worcester at the start of 2014/15 and has gone on to play 27 times for the club.

Jean Kleyn (signed 25 July 2016 from Stormers)

Kleyn made 17 appearances for Stormers, while also establishing himself as a regular for South African side Western Province in the Currie Cup. 

The 22-year-old will join Munster on a three-year deal starting this month (August), after spending two years in Super Rugby.

Players who left Munster this year:

Jordan Coghlan (to Nottingham)

Gearoid Lyons (to Nottingham)

Shane Buckley (to Nottingham)

Jack Cullen (to London Scottish)

BJ Botha (released)

Gerhard van den Heever (released)

Cathal Sheridan (released)

Denis Hurley (released)

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