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Munster not chasing Smith

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Munster have ruled out any interest in World Cup winning New Zealand full-back Ben Smith.

South African-born Munster coach Rassie Erasmus has ruled out the move due to the club looking for players that can represent Ireland, which Smith can not do.

"One of my briefs is to get Irish-qualified players well coached and available for Joe (Schmidt). All four provinces are the same and Ben Smith is obviously not Irish-qualified, so that's not true," Erasmus told the Irish Independent.

"We are constantly looking for Irish-qualified players."

It was reported earlier in the week that the Irish club might be interested in signing the full-back.

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