The Springboks may soon be doing squats under the watchful eye of Aled Walters as Munster’s head of athletic performance has been linked with a move to SA Rugby.
According to multiple reports from northern hemisphere sources, Walters is set to follow Rassie Erasmus back to South Africa in the coming months.
Erasmus, Jacques Nienaber and the Welshman worked together over the past two seasons, re-establishing Munster as a European contender before the rugby boss and defence guru agreed to return to South Africa as SA Rugby’s director of rugby late last year.
Walters, 37, has spent six seasons in Limerick after one season with the Brumbies and two with Taranaki in New Zealand’s domestic championship .
Described in one report as “one of the most popular members of the management team”, Walters is expected to help Erasmus revive a Bok team that has been shaken by a run of record losses under Allister Coetzee.
It is expected that Walters will arrive as early as March to take up a senior role at SA Rugby.