Rassie brings Munster trio 'home'

2017-01-25 10:20
Rassie Erasmus (Getty Images)

London - Munster announced on Tuesday that they had signed the Irish trio of JJ Hanrahan, Chris Farrell and James Hart for the start of next season.

Hanrahan, a flyhalf, is returning to his home Irish province of Munster after two years in England with Northampton, while centre Farrell and scrumhalf Hart will both be arriving from France following stints with Grenoble and Paris-based Racing 92, respectively. 

"I've always indicated our intention to recruit Irish qualified players where and when possible so to secure the young trio of Farrell, Hanrahan and Hart is great for the province and Irish rugby in general," said Munster's rugby director Rassie Erasmus.

"In addition to being hugely talented they bring a wealth of knowledge with their combined experiences from playing abroad and this will help with our overall squad development," the South African added.

Munster added former Ireland scrumhalf Tomas O'Leary would not return to the province after joining French side Montpellier on a short-term loan in October.

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