Springboks Provide Update On Munster’s RG Snyman Following Disastrous Season

Unlucky.

When it was announced after the 2019 Rugby World Cup that Munster had secured the services of RG Snyman and Damian de Allende – fans were understandably excited.

Both players had played key roles as the Springboks were crowned world champions and were a serious statement of intent from a province who have come so close to silverware in recent seasons.

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De Allende has been a huge success for the southern province but Snyman has played just seven minutes of action since arriving following a devastating ACL injury against Leinster on his debut.

It then looked liked he would get some action before the end of the season in the Rainbow Cup but another knee setback ruled that out – but his horrific season didn’t end there…

Before Munster’s final game, Snyman was one of a number of Munster players who were involved in a serious fire pit accident. He was named in the Springbok squad nonetheless but it looks like he will play no part for them this summer as continues to recover from burns sustained in the incident.

“RG Snyman is currently not with us.” Springboks assistant coach Deon Davids confirmed.

“He went for a skin graft and will start the process of rehabilitation. As he recovers, he can return.

“There’s a small chance as it stands of him playing in the series against the British and Irish Lions.”

Devastating news for the South African but the Lions certainly won’t miss having to come up against him. Here’s hoping he doesn’t have any more setbacks and he can finally make his mark for Munster next season.