Peter O'Mahony reported to have turned down new Munster deal

Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent

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Peter O'Mahony reported to have turned down new Munster deal

Munster captain Peter O'Mahony is reported to have rejected a new contract offer from the IRFU

MUNSTER captain Peter O’Mahony has rejected an offer of a new contract from the IRFU which would seee him remain at Munster up to and beyond the 2019 World Cup.

O’Mahony is out of contract at the end of this season. The 28-year-old is understood to be attracting the attention from a number of French and English clubs interested in acquiring his services.

A national newspaper report this Tuesday indicates that O’Mahony and his advisors believe the IRFU’s new contract offer falls some way short of the player’s market value.

Should O’Mahony opt to leave Munster, it would be another hammer blow for the province who are set to lose experienced winger Simon Zebo to France next summer.

New Munster head coach Johann van Graan looks set to face questions over O’Mahony’s future when he meets the media for the first time since taking over the role at a briefing at Munster’s High Performance Centre in UL this Tuesday afternoon.

Munster resume their programme of Guinness PRO14 fixtures with an outing against the Ospreys at Musgrave Park this Saturday, 5.30pm.