Jaco Taute's optimism after Scarlets defeat is what every Munster fan needs to hear 4 years ago

Jaco Taute's optimism after Scarlets defeat is what every Munster fan needs to hear

It was a tough pill to swallow for Munster yesterday.

Scarlets ran away with the victory at the Aviva Stadium last night as they overcame Munster 46-22 to take home the Guinness Pro 12 title.

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Jaco Taute came on from the bench during the game, and even in defeat, he was optimistic for Munster going forward.

Speaking to reporters he said,

"I think there is so much untapped potential from the team that's come from last year to now. It's just amazing. For me personally, I'm delighted to sign on, I can't wait for the next two years to just become a better player for myself and for the team. 

"And the team, I think, the sky is the limit now. There's always room to improve in defence and attack, we'll work on that in the offseason and in pre season but I think the sky is the limit now, we're a close-knit group now because of everything we've been through and we'll work even harder now."

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It was announced last week that Taute had signed a contract extension with Munster that will see him stay until the end of the 2018-19 season.

Much has been made of the resilience of Munster since the death of head coach Anthony Foley and Taute has said that the province is going in the right direction.

"In everything in life, there's ups and downs. I think we've been at the down and the organisation is building towards an up again...the fans are unbelievable, just the way how it's always so bad losing and you see them stay behind and just appreciating. There's no organisation or club in the world that has that.

"We can just work hard and come back next season and live on in the traditions that Munster have of being a club that wants to compete."