Hanrahan to make the move to Clermont

JJ Hanrahan's move from Munster to Clermont Auvergne at the end of the season has been confirmed.

The 28-year-old will move to the Top 14 club on a two-year deal.

Hanrahan has made 140 appearances for Munster during his two spells with the Province and scored 24 points in a European win away to Clermont earlier this season. 

Munster are back in action on Saturday when they'll face Toulouse at Thomond Park in the last 16 of the Champions Cup. 

Meanwhile, Darren Sweetnam has agreed a short-term move to La Rochelle, who are coached by Ronan O’Gara. 

Speaking on Sweetnam's move, head coach Johann Van Graan said “Like JJ, we were eager to retain the services of Darren beyond the current campaign, but it hasn’t been feasible.

“He is a hugely talented player who has a chance to play in the premier French competition over the coming months and while we are disappointed to see him leave, we are supportive of the move with the hope of Darren securing future opportunities and success in his career.”

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