Rowntree tipped for Munster head coach post

Graham Rowntree is set to be the new Munster head coach.

The Limerick Leader are reporting that the former England international is to replace Johann van Graan, who is to leave at the end of the season to join Bath.

Rowntree is the current forwards coach with the province.

Munster are preparing for Saturday’s Champions Cup last 16 second leg with Exeter, going into the game at Thomond Park five points in arrears.

Former Munster forward Alan Quinlan feels Rowntree deserves a crack at the top job.

“If there are Munster fans out there who think ‘oh God, why have we not gotten Scott Robertson or why haven’t we got Verne Cotter or some big name? – I think this is a good appointment, a really good appointment because he’s right at the coalface and he deserves an opportunity.

“But I think the really important key here is assistant coaches.”


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