Munster head coach Johann van Graan signs new deal

Johann van Graan joined Munster as head coach in 2017
Johann van Graan joined Munster as head coach in 2017
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Munster Rugby have announced head coach Johann van Graan has committed his immediate future to the Pro14 club after signing a new two-year contract.

The 39-year-old who held the position of forwards coach of South Africa between 2012 and 2017 took in charge of Munster during the 2017/18 season replacing Rassie Erasmus and has guided the club to semi-finals in back-to-back Heineken Champions Cup tournaments and have an opportunity to win the competition this year as they face Saracens in the play-off at Ricoh Arena on 20th April.

“I am very happy and grateful to be in this position, knowing that I can continue to work with this incredible group of people and play my part in shaping Munster’s future," he told the official website of the club.

"Coming to Munster I wanted to become part of the community, and every day I get to experience that sense of belonging with my family and I settling in from the very beginning.

“Moments and scenes such as last Saturday week in Edinburgh with the Munster supporters, players and management make for amazing memories, they can never be taken for granted.

"This is a special place, a special club to be part of and I look forward to continuing the journey together.”

Munster are currently at the second position in the Conference A table of the Pro14 where they managed 14 wins from 19 games.

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