Van Graan made the following comments on Munster:-
Munster coach Johann van Graan is confident that the arrival of Springbok duo Damian de Allende and RG Snyman will boost the Irish team.
The World Cup winners both arrived in Munster from Japan while the 2019-20 season was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Due to the Covid-19 restrictions imposed, Van Graan said it was a strange introduction for new players at the club.
"Damian, RG, Matt (Gallagher) and Roman (Salanoa) haven't even met the whole squad because we've been training in small groups, so guys are meeting each other over Zoom and Microsoft Teams," Van Graan told the Irish Times.
"When Damian came in he was in isolation for two weeks. He's coming in from Japan, so you are bringing him food and looking after him. He's been behind a window and a wall, so [that was] a pretty strange start.
"When RG and his wife came, similarly from Japan, they went into their home and there's a wattbike and some weights waiting for him, and a piece of grass, and they just entered a home that's so new to them."
Van Graan, a former Springbok assistant coach, has no doubt that the newcomers will add value.
"Everybody knows the ambition and dreams that we have as a club and I think it's important to note that if you look at the four individuals, they all come from championship-winning teams and that's something that we want to become."
Munster had a long Association with SA players and coaches. CJ Stander became a key Irish player and then Erasmus went there with Nienaber and the Munster people calls him the "wonderman" - he became the Pro 14 Coach of the year in 2017 and in the end Van Graan was appointed as Head Coach and worked with Erasmus for a few months and Learned from him more than he did in working with Meyer,
He made very good choices in getting De Allende and Snyman.