Sean Dougall (Flanker from Rotherham Titans); James Downey (Centre from Northampton Saints); Casey Laulala (Centre from Cardiff Blues); CJ Stander (Flanker from the Bulls (SA).
Christy Condon (Prop from Dolphin RFC); Barry O'Mahony (flanker from Clontarf RFC) both on first time contracts
Alan Cotter (Prop); JJ Hanrahan (Centre); Luke O'Dea (Full back); Dave O'Callaghan (Back row); Cathal Sheridan (scrum-half) have all been promoted from the Munster Academy to Development contracts.
Lifeimi Mafi (Perpignan); Tomas O'Leary (London Irish), Denis Fogarty (Aurillac); Mick O'Driscoll (retired); David Wallace (retired), Denis Leamy (retired); Jerry Flannery (retired), John Hayes (retired); Darragh Hurley* (retired); Tom Gleeson (released); Declan Cusack (released); Peter Borlase (released)
Will Chambers Melbourne Storm & Save Tokula were both included in the squad last season on short term contracts and returned home when those contracts expired.