Hanrahan set for Munster homecoming

Date published: December 13 2016

Munster have reportedly re-signed former fly-half JJ Hanrahan for next season.

Hanrahan left Munster last year in search of regular game time and subsequently joined Northampton. The move initially resulted in 23 appearances for Saints last season, but a serious ankle injury has prevented Hanrahan from playing more than two games in their current campaign.

The Irish Independent reports Hanrahan’s contract with Saints runs out at the end of the season with Munster having monitored his situation for some time. Tyler Bleyendaal has since established himself as the first-choice fly-half for Rassie Erasmus’s side, but Hanrahan and Bill Johnston will provide healthy competition.

Meanwhile reports suggest the IRFU will allow Stormers centre Jaco Taute to stay at Munster for the rest of the season. Taute was initially signed on a short-term deal, but has made a big impact, making Munster keen to keep him on for longer.