Taute to join Erasmus at Munster

Date published: August 22 2016

Irish province Munster have signed Stormers full-back Jaco Taute on an initial five-month contract.

South African Sunday newspaper Rapport reports Munster have signed the South African as a replacement for the injured Francis Saili and that Western Province will not oppose the move.

While Taute's contract is only for five months, Munster's Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus plans to extend it. Taute made his Springbok debut in 2012 and subsequently moved from the Lions to the Stormers.

He has since been plagued by several injuries which has kept his involvement with the Cape Town side to a minimum.

Taute's WP team-mate Kobus van Wyk could also join him in Europe shortly with a move to Bordeaux in France. Van Wyk is reportedly being lined up as a "medical" replacement but could join the Sharks on his return as they are looking to sign the 24-year-old as a replacement for centre Paul Jordaan.