Munster sign Leinster young gun Conway

MUNSTER have added an exciting new dimension to their backline options with the signing of promising young Leinster utility back, Andrew Conway.

MUNSTER have added an exciting new dimension to their backline options with the signing of promising young Leinster utility back, Andrew Conway.

Twenty one-year-old Conway will join Munster from their fierce rivals this summer on a two-year-deal.

Conway, who can play at full-back or the wing, may well be view as a long-term replacement for their former All-Black winger, Doug Howlett who turns 35 next September.

The utility back has racked up 30 appearances to date, including 11 this season.

Conway first came to prominence as a member of the Blackrock College Senior Cup team and subsequently represented Ireland at Schools and Under 20 levels, scoring a hat-trick of tries against Scotland at the Junior World Cup two years ago and was again a member of the squad last summer in South Africa.

Conway made Leinster his debut as a 19-year-old in February 2010 when he came off the bench against Scarlets.Meanwhile,

Munster are due to learn this week whether they will be able to extend prop BJ Botha’s stay with the province past the end of this season.Thirty three-year-old Botha is out of contract this summer and as he is non-Irish qualified, the province’s case to resign him must be assessed by the IRFU.

The IRFU want only one non-Irish eligible player per position across the provinces. Munster have already confirmed that another tighthead prop, Stephen Archer is to remain with the province for another two seasons.