Flannery lands lead role with World Champions

Jerry Flannery will take up a new coaching role with world champions South Africa. Photo: Brendan Moran.

MUNSTER legend – and current Harlequins defence coach – Jerry Flannery is to join the coaching team at World Champions South Africa (SA), it has been confirmed.

His last outing with Quinns will be when Munster visit The Twickenham Stoop Stadium for a friendly fixture on February 23.

Former Munster coach Rassie Erasmus is head coach with SA. The pair previously worked together in 2016/2017.

In a statement, Flannery (45) said: “I have loved my time at Harlequins working alongside a talented young group of coaches and players. The opportunity to move into international rugby and to work alongside Rassie again after our time at Munster was very appealing and I would like to thank Harlequins for supporting my desire to take up this opportunity to develop my career.”