Update On De Allende, Snyman & Other PRO14 Signings Being Eligible To Play

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

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

Eligible.

New Munster signings Damian de Allende and RG Snyman will likely be eligible to play for the province in July if rugby resumes by then.

Springboks centre De Allende arrived in Limerick from Japan earlier this month and has already completed his self-isolation period with his contract along with Snyman and Matt Gallagher, who arrived from Saracens, all set to begin on July 1.

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And now according to the Irish Times, a board meeting of Celtic Rugby, the organisation which runs the Guinness Pro14, is today expected to ratify that all new signings will be eligible from July 1st for any finale to the 2019-20 season should there be one.

As things stand it looks like the four provinces will take each other on in an inter-provincial series in August and should that happen it now looks like all new signings will be permitted to take part.

The ruling would be the likes of Hawaiin prop Roman Salanoa, who signed for Munster from Leinster this week, and Connacht’s quarter of new signings would all be eligible to play for their new clubs.

Ulster will also likely be able to call upon new signings Ian Madigan as well as former All Blacks scrumhalf Alby Mathewson who were recently named in their squad for the forthcoming season.