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Bok lock ready to make long-awaited return

The Springboks have received a boost as Munster confirmed that second rower RG Snyman is ready for team training after two injury-ridden years.

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Snyman joined the Irish province in 2020, but his career at Munster is yet to take flight as he has been plagued by a series of injuries since his arrival in Limerick.

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Just seven minutes into his debut in 2020, he ruptured his ACL and had played only a handful of minutes last season before suffering a repeat of the same injury. To go with his knee ligament injuries, the 27-year-old also suffered burn wounds sustained during a fire-pit accident involving Munster teammates Damian de Allende and CJ Stander.

As a result, Snyman has not featured for South Africa since the World Cup final in 2019.

However, Munster posted positive news about the experienced lock’s latest comeback on Wednesday.

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“There is good news on the injury front as we started the pre-season training programme with RG Snyman (knee) reintegrating to team training,” Munster said in a statement on their official website.

This means that Snyman should be ready to make his on-field return when the 2022-23 United Rugby Championship season gets under way in September.

Depending on how his return goes, Snyman will also have enough time to prove his fitness for South Africa’s end-of-year tour to Europe in November.


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