Reports Surface Of Some Huge Transfer News That Will Delight Munster Fans
Munster have reportedly made an approach to the IRFU about a permanent move for Jaco Taute.
The South African centre was brought in on a short-term deal as cover for the injured Francis Saili, becoming an instant hit with Munster fans thanks to a string of superb performances.
Limerick Post rugby correspondent posted this to his Twitter today.
Analysis and Opinion: Jaco Taute Is One To Keep For Munster
The monster centre has openly admitted in recent weeks that he would be interested in the prospect of signing a longer deal with the southern province beyond the current season.
Rassie contacted me after they knew about Francis’ injury, asking me if I’d be willing to take up this opportunity. I didn’t even have to think about it.
“I joined the Stormers when Rassie was there and when I joined the Springboks he was there, he was the performance analyst, so I knew him well before coming here.
“At the moment, given it is short-term, I would like to take every opportunity in the red jersey to give my utmost best and to play and serve the jersey with the pride and the passion it deserves.
“I don’t want to look too far ahead into the future. I just want to take it week by week and then when the opportunity presents itself we will sit down and see. There is still a lot of water to go under the bridge and I need to play my socks off at every opportunity.”
Should Taute’s move become a permanent one it’s believed that New Zealand centre Francis Saili will move on at the end of the season when his current contract expires.