Munster Set To Bring In Super Rugby Lock As Cover For Jean Kleyn & Tadhg Beirne

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

Jason is the editor here at RugbyLAD and a proud Limerick man.
Jason Hennessy

Reinforcements.

Munster lock Jean Kleyn was a surprise inclusion in Ireland’s 31-man World Cup squad this month, with the recently eligible South African-born forward one of four second-rows included.

Tadhg Beirne is another one of those four locks who will be travelling to Japan leaving Munster with a serious shortage in the engine room ahead of the new season with their two first-choice second-rows at the World Cup.

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Head coach Johann van Graan has previously said he will look a bringing in some World Cup cover and it appears he will now be forced to, with the southern province set to bring Waratahs forward Jed Holloway according to the Limerick Leader.

The 26-year-old Australian can play in the second-row and anywhere across the back-row, making him ideal cover for Munster.

*UPDATE: This deal has now been confirmed by Munster and the IRFU. Holloway will link up with Munster at the end of September on a two-month deal.