MUNSTER Rugby confirmed today that South African Johan ‘Rassie’ Erasmus as their first Director of Rugby on a three-year deal.
Forty three year old former Springboks captain Erasmus will begin the new role on July 1.
Erasmus won 36 caps for the Springboks and is currently General Manager High Performance of South African rugby, a position he has held since 2012.
Erasmus played with the Free State Cheetahs and the Golden Lions in the Currie Cup and for the Cats and Stormers in the Super 12.
Rassie Erasmus said: “It is a huge honour to have been appointed by Munster Rugby in the newly created role of Director of Rugby.
“It is an opportunity which comes with a huge responsibility not only to the club who has a proud 137-year history, but also the supporters and the wider community.
“It is a challenge which I humbly accepted but with a clear desire to use all my past experience as a player, coach and administrative High Performance manager, to make Munster Rugby one of the top rugby clubs in Europe.”