Munster bid final farewell to Erasmus, Nienaber

2017-11-14 10:15
Rassie Erasmus (Getty Images)

Munster - Irish club Munster and the IRFU on Monday confirmed that Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber completed their time at the province and were returning to South Africa.

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The coaching duo spent a successful 16 months in Munster and helped them to the final of last year’s PRO12 along with the semi-final of the European Champions Cup.

The departure follows a thorough handover process with Johann van Graan that saw the incoming head coach meet up with the Munster coaches on a number of occasions and spend a full week with the coaching team ahead of the European Champions Cup victory over Racing 92 last month.

Van Graan will complete his duties as Springbok assistant coach when they tackle France in Paris this weekend.

According to Munster's official website, Van Graan takes over at Munster next week ahead of their PRO14 clash away to Italian side Zebre.

Erasmus will take up a new role as SA Rugby’s director of rugby, while Nienaber will be SA Rugby’s high performance coach.

Read more on:    munster  |  johann van graan  |  rassie erasmus  |  rugby

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