Munster’s Jean Kleyn on URC final against Stormers: ‘This means absolutely everything’

It means “absolutely everything” for Jean Kleyn to lift the BKT URC trophy with Munster at his old home ground.

Kleyn played for the Stormers for three seasons before joining the Reds in 2016 and, seven years later, tomorrow’s final in Cape Town gives him the chance to win his first trophy with the province.

The second row grew up near Johannesburg and, as expected, there will be a large family contingent in attendance.

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“I think 25 or 26 await me,” smiled Kleyn. they are traveling down.

“It’s going to be nice to have a lot of my people there, too.”

Speaking in January, the 29-year-old said “his whole world has changed” after moving to Limerick, where he built a new home near UL’s Munster training base with his family.

Ireland is his home now and in the future and it’s clear what the prospect of cutlery means to Kleyn after this long wait.