Life at Munster has rarely been quiet of late, and the latest news line to emerge from the province is carried in today's Irish Independent. The paper reports today that Felix Jones, arguably the highest-rated coach in Ireland at the moment, rejected Rassie Erasmus' offer of a job as skills coach with the Springboks.
In spite of the opportunity, Jones has elected to stay with Munster. Jones is the latest of the Munster staff to be subject to Erasmus' overtures since he took over at South Africa. Jacques Nienaber left with Erasmus in November, while it was announced at the beginning of this week that the fitness coach Aled Walters will also be joining the 'Boks in the next couple of months.
The Indo report that Walters was not Erasmus' only target, however: he also approached Jones, who rejected the offer and will continue as attacks and backs coach.
While the report claims that Munster are disappointed with Erasmus over this, the relationship is far from broken, with the erstwhile Munster coach reportedly set to arrange a clash between Munster and the 'Boks.
The full story is on Independent.ie.