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Munster bid Rassie, Nienaber farewell


  • 13 Nov 2017
Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber

Munster have officially confirmed that Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber have completed their time in Ireland and are returning to South Africa.

The departure follows a handover process with incoming coach Johann van Graan, who met up with the Munster coaches on a number of occasions, and spent a full week with the coaching team ahead of the European Champions Cup victory over Racing 92 last month.

After 16 months in Munster, Erasmus will now take up a role as SA Rugby's director of rugby, with Nienaber effectively serving as his right-hand man.

During the coaching duo's time in Ireland, Munster progressed to the final of last year’s Pro12 and the semi-finals of the Champions Cup.

Van Graan is set to formally take over the reins at Munster next week ahead of the Pro14 clash away to Zebre.

Photo: Diarmuid Greene/Getty Images

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