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Contract Update | Barron, Loughman & Patterson Sign New Deals

5th December 2023 By The Editor

Diarmuid Barron scores against the Barbarians in pre-season.

Diarmuid Barron scores against the Barbarians in pre-season. Inpho

Munster Rugby are pleased to confirm that Diarmuid Barron, Jeremy Loughman and Paddy Patterson have all signed two-year contract extensions with the province.

Hooker Barron has captained the side on three occasions so far this season, including Friday night’s win over Glasgow Warriors.

He started last year’s URC quarter-final, semi-final and Grand Final and has scored nine tries in 63 Munster appearances since his debut in 2018.

A product of the Munster Rugby Academy, he came up through the ranks at Cashel RFC and Rockwell College before lining out in the AIL for Garryowen.

Jeremy Loughman at training last month.

Ireland international Loughman has also signed a new deal after featuring at his first Rugby World Cup this year.

The prop has scored six tries in 89 Munster appearances since joining from the Leinster Academy in 2017.

He also started all three knock-out games as Munster clinched the URC title last season.

Scrum-half Patterson has scored five tries in 24 Munster appearances since making his debut in 2021.

Last season saw Patterson establish himself as a key member of the squad, making 14 appearances including a Player of the Match display against South Africa A at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

A former Leinster Academy player, he returned to action against Benetton in October following a knee injury.

Paddy Patterson on his return to action against Benetton.


Champions Cup Round 1: Saturday, December 9

Munster Rugby v Aviron Bayonnais, Thomond Park, 5.30pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 8: Tuesday, December 26

Munster v Leinster, Thomond Park, 7.35pm; Buy final tickets here

Champions Cup Round 4: Saturday, January 20

Munster Rugby v Northampton Saints, Thomond Park, 5.30pm; Buy tickets here

Saturday, February 3

Munster Rugby v Crusaders, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, 5pm; Buy final tickets here

URC Round 11: Friday, March 1

Munster v Zebre Parma, Musgrave Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 13: Saturday, March 30

Munster v Cardiff Rugby, Thomond Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 16: Saturday, May 11

Munster v Connacht, Thomond Park, 5.15pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 18: Saturday, June 1

Munster v Ulster, Thomond Park, 5.15pm; Buy tickets here


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