Former Munster Boss On Whether Or Not He Would Replace Rassie Erasmus

Former Munster boss Rob Penney will not be the man to replace outgoing boss Rassie Erasmus.

Penney spent two years as Munster boss in a successful spell, in which he had playing play a new and exciting brand of attacking rugby. He’s always been a fan favourite with the southern province, with many believing he has unfinished business with Munster.

The New Zealander recently signed a new two-year deal in Japan, taking him up until the 2019 Rugby World Cup. He hasn’t ruled out a move back to the northern hemisphere or Ireland, but he will honour his immediate contract.

“I’ve just confirmed for two more years here which takes to me to just short of the World Cup, so we will decide based on where the family is at and our situation then what we will decide to do.” Penney told The42
“But hopefully there will be enough petrol left in the tank and I’d like to keep involved if I can. I am not available for anything at the moment. But who knows what’s next, we will just have to wait and see,”
“You just never know in this game, you certainly don’t. If the opportunity came up (returning to Ireland or the northern hemisphere), surely I would be very open to it. But, for now, I have committed to staying with NTT here in Japan until 2019 and we will see what happens after that,”

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Jason Hennessy

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