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Munster focusing on youth with plans for a new Centre of Excellence

Munster focusing on youth with plans for a new Centre of Excellence
BKT United Rugby Championship, Musgrave Park, Cork 3/3/2023 Munster vs Scarlets Munster's Calvin Nash celebrates after scoring his teams seventh try with Antoine Frisch and Ethan Coughlan Mandatory Credit Β©INPHO/Ben Brady

Munster Rugby has plans in motion to develop the future of the game in the region.

The province has confirmed its plans to build a new state-of-the-art centre of excellence in County Limerick.

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Rosbrien is the desired location, with a planning application for the facility officially submitted to Limerick City and County Council.

Under the plans, there are hopes for an indoor full-size pitch. Furthermore, there will be an artificial pitch located outside the premises.

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In a Twitter post announcing the development, Munster highlighted their intentions: "It would be primarily for our underage and development teams & the surrounding community with clubs, schools & community groups to benefit."

Developments of this nature will only enhance the already formidable rugby structure in the Country.

The International side is ranked as the number-one team in the world. While the under-20s are on track for a second successive Grand Slam success.

With the continued investment of facilities into the youth sector of the sport, hopes remain for a continuation of the strength in the game.

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The senior men's side progress toward a final Six Nations meeting with England on Saturday. With hopes of obtaining a home Grand Slam for the first time.

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