Taute set to stay with Munster

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 08:05
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NEWS: Irish side Munster are close to signing Springbok Jaco Taute for the rest of the 2016-2017 European season.

Taute is currently in Ireland on a four-month loan deal from Western Province. However, Munster Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus confirmed that they officially requested an extension to Taute's contract.

"It's not signed off but obviously as [IRFU Performance Director] David [Nucifora] mentioned last week we're discussing it with both David and Western Province, or the Stormers, and on our side at Munster," Erasmus told the irishexaminer.com after his team's 28-10 win over Leinster on Monday.

"We've officially requested that and everybody knows we've lost Alex Wootton long-term, we've lost Bill Johnston long-term and now Sweets [Darren Sweetnam] tonight [Tuesday] is a little bit of a doubt so, you know, Jaco played more than 90 games at fullback at first-class level and he's covering places for us there.

"It's not signed and sealed but we have to make sure, how do you say it, we cross the Ts and dot the Is before we can officially say he's with us but, yes, we're discussing that with David."

Taute's loan deal ends on December 31.

Source: irishexaminer.com

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