Munster Reveal Why All Black Alby Mathewson Is Yet To Play For Province

Waiting game.

Munster have revealed that short-term signing Alby Mathewson is yet to play for the club because his work permit has still not come in.

The former Toulon man, who has been capped by the All Blacks and played against Munster for them back in 2008, was brought in almost a month ago back on a four-month contract to cover Conor Murray at scrumhalf.

Murray is said to be progressing well as he continues to recover from a neck problem, but a timeframe for his return to action still remains unclear.

Munster are also without scrumhalf Neil Cronin who injured his shoulder in the loss to Glasgow, so the sooner Mathewson gets his work permit the better.