Munster sign Dougall from Titans


Rugby: Munster have announced that Johne Murphy, Duncan Williams, John Ryan, Marcus Horan and Sean Scanlon have all signed contract extensions while former underage international flanker Sean Dougall joins from the Rotherham Titans.

Murphy, Williams and prop Ryan have penned two year deals while Horan and Scanlon have agreed one year extensions. In addition, JJ Hanrahan (centre), Dave O’Callaghan (flanker), Luke O’Dea (wing), Cathal Sheridan (scrumhalf) and Alan Cotter (prop) progress from Academy to Development contracts.

The latest announcements come at the end of a busy week that started with news that Donnacha Ryan, Niall Ronan, Denis Hurley, Billy Holland and Tommy O’Donnell had all agreed two year deals. Two others whose contracts were due for renewal, Wian du Preez, Doug Howlett, had last month agreed new deals.

A further interesting addition to the Munster squad is former Ulster Academy, Ulster Ravens and Ireland U19 wing-forward Sean Dougall who joins from Rotherham Titans on a one year contract.

The 22 year old played against Munster in the semi-final of the British & Irish Cup in April 2010 but subsequenly suffered a shoulder injury that kept him sidelined till this season when he’s been a regular, in the Titans team, including captaining the team in the absence of Sam Dickinson.