Munster enter a three week break from their PRO14 commitments due to the onset of the November internationals and in that time the southern province will be hoping to pave the way for a smooth transition for Johann van Graan’s arrival.
South Africa Rugby have confirmed today that Van Graan will join up with Munster on November 19 which is the beginning of the week leading into their next PRO14 fixture away to Zebre. Van Graan will get to work the next day on the 20th as preparations begin for their trip to Italy
— South African Rugby (@Springboks) November 6, 2017
Van Graan will have a further chance to get to grips with his squad when Munster take on the Ospreys in Cork a week later before two crucial back-to-back Champions Cup fixtures against the Leicester Tigers.
The South African coach will remain involved with Sprinboks for their Autumn fixtures against Ireland and France over the next two weeks before setting up shop in Limerick.
Munster have also confirmed that defence coach Jacques Nienaber will leave the province at the end of the week and that the squad have said their goodbyes to the popular 45-year-old.