Munster sign two new scrum-halves

Munster sign two new scrum-halves

MUNSTER have signed two new scrum-halves on short-term locans as injury cover.

Bay of Plenty halfback Te Aihe Toma and Ulster's Angus Lloyd joined up with the Munster squad in Limerick this Monday.

Twenty three-year-old Toma made 34 appearances for the Bay of Plenty and lined out for the Highlanders on three occasions during the 2016 Super Rugby season.

Dublin-native Lloyd has made one PRO12 appearance for Ulster with the 24-year-old featuring for Munster A at Naas RFC last April.

The decision to bolster the scrum-half options comes as a result of a long-term injury to Cathal Sheridan (ankle), while Conor Murray is unavailable through International commitments with Ireland.

Munster have also signed Thomas du Toit on a short-term deal with the prop linking up with the Munster squad ton Monday

Meanwhile, centre Jaco Taute who was replaced after 32 minutes on Friday night’s Guinness Pro12 bonus point win received stitches above his eye and the South African centre will return to training as the week progresses.

Second-row Dave Foley (elbow) returns to full training this week, while Jean Kleyn (knee) is expected to return to full training the week of Munster's Round 9 PRO12 game against Treviso.

Munster face the Maori All-Blacks at a ‘sold-out’ Thomond Park this Friday night, 7.30pm.