There’s been a big twist in the RG Snyman leaving Munster saga
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Munster lock RG Snyman is currently sidelined with an injury picked up while on duty for the Springboks at the Rugby World Cup.
The monstrous played just 10 games for Munster since his arrival after the 2019 Rugby World Cup, suffering two season-ending cruciate knee injuries among other issues during his time with the reigning URC champions.
He’s not expected to return to action until March of next year before departing the province for good at the end of the season, with reports emerging yesterday that he was set to sign for Bath in the Gallagher Premiership and reunite with former coach Johann van Graan, in a deal worth £450,000-a-season.
But now it looks like he may be staying in the URC after all, with Rapport in South Africa claiming a deal to bring him to the Stormers is still very much on the table.
The Stormers’ new equity partners, Red Disa look set to offer Snyman a deal worth £550,000-a-season to lure him back to South Africa, in a deal that would be assisted by the SARU (South African Rugby Union) as Snyman is seen as a ‘Player of National Interest.’
This SARU assistance is how the Sharks were able to bring Eben Etzbeth back to the Sharks.
The equity deal is only just after going through so the Stormers may be up against it in terms of freeing funds up in time, but it seems they are very much in the hunt with Snyman yet to sign for anyone.