“Rugby Is Full Of Highs & Lows” – RG Snyman Speaks For The First Time Following Devastating Injury

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

Jason is the editor here at RugbyLAD and a proud Limerick man.
Jason Hennessy

Highs and lows.

Munster second-row RG Snyman has spoken out for the first time following the devastating ACL injury he sustained last weekend that is set to rule him out of action for 6-12 months.

The World Cup winner landed awkwardly following an excellent lineout steal just seven minutes into the game at the Aviva Stadium last Saturday, cutting his debut short in the worst fashion.

A subsequent scan revealed an ACL tear with surgery and months of rehab now ahead of the 25-year-old who joined Munster over the summer along with fellow Springbok Damian de Allende.

In an emotional post on Instagram, Snyman said rugby was “full of highs and lows” but accepted that these things happen and that it’s just “part of the game” we all love, unfortunately.

View this post on Instagram

Episode 2 of the Up & Under Podcast has arrived! Jamie Heaslip and Jason sit down to chat about an incredible return to action for Irish Rugby with two cracking inter-pros, plus: – Bundee Aki and his Weetabix. – RG Snyman's injury & whether or not his lifters let him down. – Sexton rolling back the years. – How good Farrell & de Allende could be. – Ireland's issues at fullback. – Joe Schmidt returning to rugby. – Leinster's academy system. – Connacht's performance against Ulster. – Jamie's south of France offer. – How things are shaping up for this weekend. – Rabbit holes and sabbaticals. And lots more… Subscribe and listen now! Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more.

A post shared by RugbyLAD (@rugbylad7) on

“Rugby is full of highs and lows and this last week I have unfortunately experienced the lows of the game with an ACL tear in my knee,” Snyman wrote.

“So disappointed that I won’t get to play for the next while and that my debut for Munster was cut short, but at the end of the day it is part of the game we play so I will accept it and do everything possible to make sure I come back from this a better player.

“Thanks for everyone’s messages and especially thanks to Munster Rugby for supporting me and looking after me with such great care!

“Good luck to the boys for the upcoming games I will be your biggest supporter until I can join you again.”