Munster bid Rassie, Nienaber farewell
- 13 Nov 2017
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.
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