There are some concerning scenarios currently unravelling at Munster…
With Munster currently in the midst of a significant injury crisis, Johan van Grann is now looking at the possibility of three of his star players leaving the Irish province for pastures new next summer – not exactly the start the South African would have wished for.
Simon Zebo is already set for a summer move to France while Peter O’Mahony and CJ Stander have also recently emerged as severe flight risks with both Munster stars being tempted by lucrative offers from abroad.
Speaking about the increasingly concerning scenario surrounding Thomand Park, former Irish forward, Neil Francis, has laid the majority of the blame at the feet of former Munster coach Rassie Erasmus.
Writing in his column in the Irish Independent (per Gavin Cooney of Balls), Francis stated that Erasmus’ decision to leave Munster halfway through the season was reprehensible and that the 45-year-old has now left the Irish province ‘in the shit’.
Jumping ship mid-season is unforgivable. I find that the politics of the better offer are reprehensible. The conventional excuse that all is fair in modern professional sport is pretty risible. Forget about what the contract does or does not state – Erasmus left Munster in the shit.
Word, bond, loyalty, team – they are all buzzwords and punchlines!
Munster face the Leicester Tigers this Saturday at Thomand Park with the game set to kick off at 19:45.