Munster have confirmed that former England prop Graham Rowntree will join the province as forwards coach after the World Cup. 

The former Leicester Tigers man is currently forwards coach with Georgia and will take up his role in Ireland when their involvement in Japan is over. 

Georgia are in Pool D alongside Wales, Australia, Uruguay and Fiji. 

Rowntree was assistant coach on the 2009, 2013 and 2017 Lions tours.

He held the roles of assistant coach and forwards coach with England Rugby over a seven-year period, and has previously worked as forwards coach with Premiership sides Harlequins and Leicester.

He said: "I’m delighted to be joining such a prestigious club. Although fully committed to Georgia until the end of the World Cup, I’m really looking forward to working with [head coach] Johann [van Graan] and his team.

Last month Munster announced that forwards coach Jerry Flannery and attack coach Felix Jones declined new contracts

Acting Munster Rugby CEO Philip Quinn said: "We are really pleased to have secured Graham in such a timely manner.  

"We believe Graham is a fantastic appointment for the province as he brings a wealth of experience from an extensive list of top-level coaching positions, and will add further value to our coaching ticket.

"We understand there is more work to be done on the coaching front, and we will continue in our search for experienced coaches to join Johann and the province."