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 Bothaâ€™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 provinceâ€™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.