Exciting new signing for Munster

Thaakir Abrahams is joining Munster on a two-year deal. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho.

FORMER South Africa Under-20 International Thaakir Abrahams has just signed a two-year deal with Munster.

An extremely fast and elusive winger/full-back with deceptive strength, Abrahams (25) will link-up with the province in the summer after one year with Lyon where he scored five tries in 13 appearances, including four tries in the Champions Cup.

A former South Africa U20 international, Abrahams captained Paarl Boys High in his school days before helping the Junior Springboks to a third-placed finish at the 2019 U20 World Cup.

He represented Western Province at underage level before moving to Durban to join the Sharks, quickly making his Super Rugby debut in 2020.

His three seasons at Sharks saw Abrahams impress in the Champions Cup, URC, Super Rugby and Currie Cup competitions before his move to France last year.

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He is the ninth new addition to the senior squad ahead of next season with Billy Burns, Tom Farrell and Diarmuid Kilgallen also joining the province.

Young guns Brian Gleeson, Edwin Edogbo, Mark Donnelly, Tony Butler and Ethan Coughlan are also stepping up from the Academy to the senior squad.

Additionally, Eoghan Clarke and Oli Jager joined the province mid-season and have made a big impact.

Clarke recently penned a one-year extension with Jager signing until 2027.