Its bad news for Munster Rugby supporters this morning with the news that head of fitness Bryce Cavanagh is leaving the club at the end of October.
Bryce and his family will make the move back to Australia to take up the job of Head of Athletic Performance role for Super XV side Melbourne Rebels. He will join up with former Munster Coach Tony McGahan who Cavanagh worked with in 2011/12.
Bryce had a contracted to the province until the summer 2014 but the management supported the decision and let him leave his contract early.
Head Coach Rob Penney had the following to say
“We are sorry to see Bryce go, he is a great guy with a fantastic work ethic and has always been excellent for us. Obviously the timing isn’t ideal from our point of view, to lose a guy of his calibre during the season, but he leaves a Strength and Conditioning department that are in great shape to continue on the work, and we understand this is an opportunity for him and his family and we wish him all the best.”
Head of Fitness Bryce Cavanagh added
“I’ve really enjoyed my time with Munster Rugby and leave privileged to have experienced the unbelievable culture here. It is hard to walk away from such a group of dedicated players and staff but I know returning to Australia is the best thing for me and my family at this time.”