Cheetahs prop Wian du Preez is set to join Munster on a short term contract once his commitments to South Africa’s tour of Europe is completed.
With Marcus Horan and Dave Ryan ruled out through illness and injury respectively until after Christmas – and Darragh Hurley also on the injury list – Munster have confirmed that Wiaan du Preez will be joining the squad until the end of January.
du Preez was originally omitted from the Sprinboks squad but he was called up over the weekend along with his Cheetahs team-mate Adriaan Strauss.
Subject to obtaining clearance from his home Union, obtaining a work permit and passing the normal medical procedures, the 27-year-old prop will join up with the Munster squad in time for the Magners League game against the Ospreys on December 5.
The following week will see Tony McGahan’s men resume their Heineken Cup campaign at home to Perpignan.