Coach Franco Smith has made two changes to the Cheetahs starting lineup for their third game of the PRO14 season against Johan van Graan’s Munster in Bloemfontein on Friday.
Munster coach Johann van Graan has signed a two-year extension to remain with the Irish club until 2022.
Munster climbed to the summit of Conference A by beating Connacht 31-24, while there were also Pro14 wins for Benetton Treviso, the Scarlets, Ospreys, Edinburgh and Leinster.
Munster and Gloucester have rejected approaches from the Blue Bulls for head coaches Johann van Graan and Johan Ackermann respectively.
Former Springbok and Bulls flank Arno Botha has signed a one-year deal with Irish club Munster.
Munster coach Johann van Graan insists that Gerbrandt Grobler’s doping ban is a ‘thing of the past’. Grobler tested positive for an anabolic-androgenic steroid in 2014 while he was still with the Stormers and Western Province, and received a two-year suspension after admitting his guilt. He was then handed an opportunity with French club Racing 92, before signing a three-year deal… Read more →
Chris Cloete was named Man of the Match as Munster beat Zebre 36-19, while there were also victories for the Glasgow Warriors, Leinster, Cardiff Blues, Ulster, Scarlets and Cheetahs in the Pro14.
Johann van Graan gives his first official interview as Munster head coach.
The Springboks continue to be hamstrung by the bizarre decisions taken by the coaching staff and the SA Rugby administrators, writes JON CARDINELLI in Dublin.
What the Irish newspapers are saying about the Test against the Springboks and the 2023 World Cup bid.