Stormers blow as Taute extends Munster stay
Cape Town - Munster
have announced that centre Jaco Taute has extended his loan period
until June 2017, meaning he will miss a large chunk of Super Rugby.
The 25-year-old has made 11 appearances for the province, scoring
five tries and joins Angus Lloyd in remaining with the squad until June.
Lloyd joined the province at the start of November on a short-term
loan from Ulster, with the scrumhalf making his debut against Treviso.
"Thankfully all parties have successfully come together in permitting
us to secure Angus and Jaco for the remainder of the season," Director
of Rugby Rassie Erasmus told Munster Rugby on Monday.
"We were keen to retain the services of both players as we move on to
our next fixtures. With Cathal (Sheridan) continuing to rehab a
long-term ankle injury and Conor (Murray) unavailable to us during the
international window Angus will bolster our options at scrumhalf.
"Similarly, with Jaco already in the system, having him available as a
fullback or centre will be invaluable as our backline options will
need to adapt with international commitments and following recent
injuries to Alex Wootton, Bill Johnston and Darren Sweetnam."