Jean Kleyn (right) in action against the Cheetahs' William Small-Smith. Photo: Billy Stickland/INPHO

JOHANNESBURG – Munster on Tuesday confirmed former Stormers player Jean Kleyn has signed a three-year contract extension that will see him remain with the province until June 2022.

The 25-year-old South African lock joined the club just over two years ago and made his Munster debut in September 2016. Kleyn has scored six tries in 42 appearances for the province.

The powerful second row earned his first Munster Player of the Year nomination last season after an outstanding campaign that saw him make 25 appearances, including 23 starts.

Munster's Jean Kleyn (No 4) scores a try against the Cheetahs. Photo: Billy Stickland/INPHO
Munster's Jean Kleyn (No 4) scores a try against the Cheetahs. Photo: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Kleyn spent his youth career with Western Province, before graduating to the senior ranks in which he made 24 appearances from 2014 to 2016. 

The imposing lock was nominated for Munster’s player of the year last term after an impressive campaign which saw him make 23 starts, becoming a cornerstone of the side as compatriot Johann van Graan took the reigns in Limerick.

African News Agency (ANA)


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