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Kleyn Pens Three-Year Deal With Munster

Kleyn Pens Three-Year Deal With Munster

Munster Rugby and the IRFU have confirmed the signing of Stormers lock Jean Kleyn on a three-year contract.

Jean Kleyn has made 17 appearances with the Stormers and represented Western Province on 22 occasions.

From 2012, the South African native steadily progressed through the Western Province ranks and established himself as a key player, before going on to secure regular game-time with Super Rugby side, the Stormers, from 2014.

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In making the move to Munster, the 22-year-old Kleyn joins his former defence coach Jacques Nienaber who he would have worked closely with during his time at the Cape Town franchise.

The 6ft 8in second row will join the province in August subject to being granted a valid work permit.

Commenting on the news, Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus said: “Jean is a hugely exciting prospect and a great addition to the province. I’ve seen his development first hand and with Jacques’ extensive knowledge of him we are all up to speed on how Jean can contribute to the squad.

“A naturally athletic player, we believe he will add further value to the pack and we look forward to welcoming him to Munster.”

Name: Jean Kleyn
Position: Lock
DOB: 26/08/93
Born: Linden, Johannesburg
Height: 6ft 8in
Weight: 118kg