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Munster Tight-Lipped On Rob Howley Link As Search For Attack Coach Goes On

Munster Tight-Lipped On Rob Howley Link As Search For Attack Coach Goes On

Munster head coach Johann van Graan has confirmed he is looking to bring in a new attack coach but refused to comment on whether Rob Howley has been interviewed for the role.

Rob Howley was a part of Warren Gatland's Welsh set-up and also worked on two successful lines tours. Munster's need for a new attack structure was never more apparent than on Saturday as they struggled part Benetton in the Pro14 quarter-final at Thomond Park.

Per the Irish Examiner, Van Graan said he is looking and will make an announcement soon: "I’m not going to comment on it anymore. If you just go to what I said on Monday, I said we are going to bring in another coach and as soon as I know we’ll make an announcement."

He did not confirm Howley had done a job interview.

There’s so many coaches all over the world. I’ve been asked previously about other names as well so I’m not going to comment. I just spoke (on Monday) about where the game is currently.

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Howley had been linked to the Dragons post the Rugby World Cup but in an interview with the Rugby Paper last month, he did say he was open to working outside of Wales.

I'm a proud Welshman, but there are Kiwis and Englishmen coaching other international sides - for instance Andy Farrell, a proud Englishman, has just been announced as the next Ireland coach - so of course you would consider it.

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