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Flannery and Jones promoted up the coaching ladder as they sign new Munster deals

The ex-players have new titles to match their contract extensions in Rassie’s backroom team.

Flannery and Jones have committed their futures to Munster.
Flannery and Jones have committed their futures to Munster.
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MUNSTER HAVE ANNOUNCED that Jerry Flannery and Felix Jones have both signed contract extensions with the province and will assume the role of forwards and attack coach respectively.

The duo have agreed new two-year deals with Munster while long-serving team manager Niall O’Donovan has put pen to paper on a three-year contract.

After being involved with the senior squad at Munster for the last number of years, Flannery and Jones will assume added responsibilities under Rassie Erasmus from next season onwards.

Flannery was initially appointed as scrum coach at the start of the 2014/15 season and has helped the southern province to two Guinness Pro12 finals and a Champions Cup semi-final over his three-year coaching period.

Jones, meanwhile, started on the coaching ladder last year as a technical coach following his untimely retirement due to injury and will now also link up with the Ireland squad ahead of the final tour game against Japan later this month.

South African Jacques Nienaber, who arrived alongside Erasmus at the start of last season, remains on as defence coach.

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