WATCH: 118kg South African Tighthead prop joins up with Munster academy

The South Afican’s highlights reel will make for exciting viewing for Munster fans.

A bright young talent named Keynan Knox from South Africa has linked up with Munster’s Greencore academy recently.

The tighthead, who is said to weigh in at a staggering 118 kg, has just finished school and has made the rather big decision to move to Ireland to further his rugby career.

There has been no official confirmation from Munster as to what type of contract the 18 year old is on but the fact he has been signed up so early suggests they see a lot in him.

Knox went to Michaelhouse boarding school where he was the 1st XV captain in his final year. He also went on to impress for the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks provincial side at the highly regarded Craven Week.

Michaelhouse won’t be completely new to Irish fans having produced International Robbie Diack as well as former Munster utility back Pat Howard a few years back.

The new signing is thought to have impressed whilst representing the Sharks at Craven week where his set piece work along with his dynamic game, at 6ft tall, is said to have attracted Munster CEO Garrett Fitzgerald’s attention who is believed to have played a big role in bringing Knox to the Province.

This isn’t the first unerage played Munster have brought into their academy from foreign shores with Welsh full back James McCarthy joining earlier in the season, but unlike the South African is Irish qualified via his father.

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