Munster are to sign Bulls centre Dries Swanepoel on a short-term deal, according to reports emanating from South Africa.
With current centres Chris Farrell and Jaco Taute facing some time on the sidelines, coach Johann van Graan had looked relatively short of options – but reports from Van Graan’s homeland have now suggested that Swanepoel will be recruited by the Irish province on a short-term deal having already received clearance from the Super Rugby side to do so.
— Hendrik Cronjé (@hendrikcronje71) March 27, 2018
Swanepoel made his debut for the Bulls in 2016, having also featured for Leopards, Free State and Blue Bulls in his career. Although the 25-year-old has never featured for the Springboks at senior level, he does have a handful of Under-20 caps to his name, and was part of the U20 side that reached the semi-finals of the IRB Junior World Championships in 2013.
Details of a potential move (presumably until the end of the current Champions Cup and Pro14 season) have yet to be confirmed by either Munster or Bulls one way or the other.