Former All Black Doug Howlett extends Munster contract

Munster have announced that Doug Howlett has agreed a contract extension until the end of the 2012/13 season.

The former All Black winger has been a big success since making his debut in January 2008, scoring 32 tries.

The 33-year-old won the last of his 62 caps for New Zealand in 2007, and won the Heineken Cup just five months into his Munster career.

''My family and I are happy are very happy here in Munster, it is home to us,'' said Howlett.