Rugby Championship

Bok assistant headed for Ireland - report

2017-09-29 10:29
Johann van Graan (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Springbok assistant coach Johann van Graan is reportedly set to become the new director of rugby at Irish club Munster.

This was revealed by the Irish Times on Friday, with Van Graan to replace Rassie Erasmus, who is set to return to his home country as SA Rugby’s director of rugby.

The report indicates that Van Graan will join Munster after the Springboks’ 2017 Rugby Championship campaign.

Erasmus’ tenure at Munster will end on December 31, which will allow Van Graan and Erasmus to work together to make the transition as seamless as possible.

Van Graan, who is the son of the Blue Bulls Company’s CEO Barend van Graan, has been Springbok assistant coach since the Heyneke Meyer era.

Van Graan was earlier this year also linked with the top job at the Bulls, before New Zealander John Mitchell was appointed.

Another South African, Dave Wessels - who has been coaching the Western Force and had been recommended by Erasmus - was also on Munster’s shortlist, but he was on Friday revealed as the new head coach of the Melbourne Rebels.


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk
Breaking News

Saturday, 20 July 2019
South Africa v Australia, Emirates Airline Park 18:05
Saturday, 27 July 2019
New Zealand v South Africa, Westpac Stadium 10:35
Saturday, 10 August 2019
Argentina v South Africa, Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena 22:40

Your thoughts on the booing and singing during the All Blacks' haka prior to Tests?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.