Munster forwards coach Graham Rowntree signs two-year contract extension

Graham Rowntree joined Munster in 2019
Graham Rowntree joined Munster in 2019

Munster Rugby have confirmed that forwards coach Graham Rowntree has signed a two-year contract extension with the Irish province.

Rowntree has been part of Munster since 2019 and now will remain with the club until June 2024. The news will be a big boost to Munster considering head coach Johann van Graan and senior coach Stephen Larkham will both be leaving at the end of this season.

The 50-year-old has also worked with England, Georgia, British and Irish Lions, Leicester Tigers and Harlequins in the past.

“I am delighted to be committing my future to Munster Rugby," he told the club's official website.

“I have made my thoughts about this club widely known throughout my time so far, and for me and my family it really has been an easy decision, a non-decision if truth be told. We’ve put down roots here and have no desire to move anywhere else.

“I know there will be coaching personnel changes at the end of this season but from where I’m standing, I know that we have everything in place for continued development and success.

“This is a club with established structures, facilities, staff, players, supporters, and resources that any club or coach would be envious of and I’m very excited to be able to play my part in the years to come.”

Munster are positioned seventh in the United Rugby Championship table with four wins from six games and will face Ulster next at Thomond Park on 9th January.