Young out-half commits to Munster Rugby

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Young out-half commits to Munster

Bill Johnston has signed a two year deal with Munster

Former Rockwell and now Garryowen out-half Bill Johnston has signed a new two year contract with Munster.

Bill, the younger brother of David who moved to Ealing last week, has put pen to paper on a new deal which has ended speculation that he was to sign for Connacht. 

The attack minded out-half remains behind former Rockwell alumni JJ Hanrahan, Ian Keatley and Tyler Bleyendaal in the pecking order, but remains highly thought of by the Munster backroom team. 

In other news, preparations have started for Munster's Guinness PRO14 Interpro clash against Ulster at Thomond Park on Saturday (5.35pm). The squad trained in UL today having arrived back in Limerick late on Sunday night following the Champions Cup semi-final loss to Racing 92.

Aside from the usual bumps and bruises, two players sustained knocks in Bordeaux at the weekend. John Ryan is under medical review for a back injury with Niall Scannell also being assessed after receiving a knock to his AC joint.

There is positive news for Duncan Williams and Dan Goggin. Williams is back in full training following a facial injury sustained in training last month with Goggin also returning to full training after picking up a knock to his knee against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

Jaco Taute has returned to on-field training as he moves closer to a return to action after injuring his knee against Cardiff Blues last September.

Continuing to rehab: Tommy O’Donnell (shoulder), Tyler Bleyendaal (neck), Chris Farrell (knee), Chris Cloete (forearm).