Will Munster beat Bulls for Bok's signature?
TRANSFER NEWS: Munster and the Bulls are in a tug-o’-war over the services of a Springbok lock.
According to Irish website, The42, reports that Munster is set to sign Jason Jenkins ahead of the 2021/22 season.
Jenkins, 25, was key to the Bulls’ success in winning the Super Rugby Unlocked competition last year.
When he returned to Verblitz in Japan in November, Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White publicly stated he hopes to lure the one-cap Bok back to Pretoria on a long-term deal.
Having played his only Test against Wales in Washington DC in June 2018 – Rassie Erasmus’ first game in charge of the national team – he now looks certain to rejoin former Bulls teammate and fellow Bok Rudolph Snyman at Thomond Park, in Limerick.
The 201, 125kg Jenkins plays mostly in the second row, but does also have some experience at blindside flank.
According to The42 Munster second row Billy Holland is retiring at the end of the season, while the Irish province already has internationals Tadhg Beirne and Jean Kleyn in their second row stocks.
Snyman has only played once for Munster since arriving last year.
However, he is contracted for next season too and will be a key man upon his return from a long-term knee injury.
Munster’s CJ Stander will also retire at the end of the current campaign.
The team also has World Cup-winning Springbok centre Damian de Allende in its ranks – while other South Africans include Irish qualified Chris Cloete and Keynan Knox.