Jaco Taute will leave Munster and join Leicester Tigers from the beginning of next season.
Leicester this morning announced that they have agreed terms with the South African centre.
"We’ve obviously seen Jaco close-up in European competition and he is a big, physical unit in the backline with extensive experience in the southern hemisphere and also at the top-end of European rugby," said Leicester head coach Geordan Murphy.
He is an option at centre or at full-back for us and we look forward to welcoming him in the pre-season period.
Taute is the second acquisition from an Irish which Leicester unveiled on Monday. They have also signed Irish international back Noel Reid from Leinster. Like Taute, Reid also makes the move to Welford Road for next season.
All the best to @JacoTaute who is set to join @LeicesterTigers at the start of next season. Thanks for everything in red Jaco 👊🔴 #SUAF pic.twitter.com/oqzERWIDRP
— Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) April 22, 2019
The 27-year-old Taute, who has three caps for South Africa, joined Munster on a short-term deal in 2016 as injury cover for Francis Saili.
After impressing, he subsequently agreed extensions to that initial deal. However, his time at Thomond Park was disrupted by injury. His contract with Munster is due to expire in June.
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