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Earls and Leamy both pen extensions to Munster deals

The Irish internationals will be plying their respective trades at Thomond Park until 2014 at the earliest.

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KEITH EARLS AND Denis Leamy have both extended their deals with Munster, and will stay with the province for two more years.

Earls returned to the Ireland camp on Tuesday, having been forced out of the narrow defeat to Wales due to personal reasons, and is expected to be named in Declan Kidney’s XV for the clash against France in Paris at the weekend.

“I’m excited about getting back in with the Ireland squad this week and hopefully getting the chance to play against France this weekend in the tournament,” he said.

“I’m really happy to get my contract completed as well. Munster has been my only home as a player and growing up only a few hundred yards from Thomond Park, it was always a dream to play for them and to represent Ireland, so I’m delighted to remain a Munster player.”

Leamy is currently recovering from a hip injury.

Leamy told the official Munster website: “I’m delighted that my contract has been sorted and that I can concentrate on getting back on the field as soon as possible.

“I’ve achieved a lot in my career, winning the Six Nations as well as Heineken Cup and League titles, but there is always the desire to try to continue that and achieve even more.

“It also makes it more pleasing to do that with Munster and to remain here in Ireland with my home province.”

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