Wednesday 7 December 2016

Munster sign exciting prospect Sam Arnold from Ulster

Tom Rooney

Published 04/02/2016 | 17:02

Greg Jones, Leinster, is tackled by San Arnold
Greg Jones, Leinster, is tackled by San Arnold

Munster have acquired 19-year-old centre Sam Arnold from Ulster on a two-year deal, which begins at the start of the 2016/17 season.

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Arnold has lined out on 11 occasions for the northern province,  most recently making his Champions Cup debut starting on the wing against Oyannax in Charles Mathon in January.
 
Arnold, who hails from England, made his PRO12 debut as an 18-year-old against Newport Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade in March 2015 and completed the season as Ulster Rugby's Academy Player of the Year.
 
A product of the Ireland Exiles, at Ireland U20s level the Ballynahinch clubman impressed throughout the 2014/15 campaign, starting in nine out of ten games at 6 Nations and World Championship level.
 
The young player will join the province at the start of the 2016/17 season. On the retention front Duncan Casey is the latest in a line of home-grown talent to secure their future with the province. The 25-year-old, who signed a two-year extension. has made 40 appearances for Munster, scoring 5 tries.

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