Head Coach Johann Van Grann On Munster’s Current Outhalf Situation
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Who’s going where?
Munster head coach Johann van Graan says he expects outhalf Tyler Bleyendaal to make a full recovery, amid speculation the southern province may look to strengthen at ten.
Joey Carbery and Ross Byrne have been linked with a move to Ulster in recent weeks, but no one is quite sure what the hell in going on there due to the IRFU’s involvement.
Many have suggested Carbery should perhaps look at making a move down south if he doesn’t fancy Ulster. But van Graan has refused to be too drawn in on the speculation. Although he he didn’t rule any moves out.
“I wouldn’t want to comment on a lot of speculation,” said van Graan after Saturday’s game with Ulster.
“We’ve currently got three fit fly-halves available for selection next weekend and I’ll only focus on that for now.”
In terms of Bleyendall, van Grann says he hopes to have him back in 3-4 months time.
“The medical report is that he’ll be back in three to four months’ time. Obviously, with a long-term injury, you can have setbacks or you can come back quicker. We expect him to make a full recovery.” van Graan added.
“He’s a massive member of our squad. Since I came he’s only played a few minutes against Cardiff and 50 or 60 against Glasgow so hopefully he’ll make a full recovery.
“He’s going to become a dad soon as well and he’ll have to deal with that as well and we’d love to have him back on the field.”