Pat Howard to join Munster on three-month deal

South African centre (22) will join up with Munster in the coming weeks

 Western Province centre Pat Howard during the Currie Cup match between Western Province and Free State Cheetahs in August. Photograph: Carl Fourie/Gallo Images

Western Province centre Pat Howard during the Currie Cup match between Western Province and Free State Cheetahs in August. Photograph: Carl Fourie/Gallo Images

 

Munster have brought in the young South African centre Pat Howard on a short-term deal as injuries continue to take their toll on the province.

With Keith Earls ruled out for the foreseeable future and new recruit Tyler Bleyendaal’s arrival uncertain due to a serious neck injury, Munster coach Anthony Foley has moved to boost his options in the coming months.

The 22-year-old Howard, a former underage Springbok international who currently plays with Western Province, will arrive on a three-month deal in the coming weeks.

“With players ruled out due to injury and a few other niggles we want to make sure we have a full spread available to us before we enter the next crucial period,” Foley said today. “Howard can provide that additional support.”

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