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'Hugely disappointed': Munster issue update on Snyman

INJURY UPDATE: Springbok lock Rudolph Snyman will be out of action for another lengthy period.

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On Monday, Irish Province Munster confirmed that Snyman sustained a re-rupture of his cruciate ligament in Sunday’s United Rugby Championship win against Scarlets.

The 26-year-old lock featured off the bench in Parc y Scarlets and nine minutes later was forced off after rupturing his ACL.

The World Cup-winning Springbok will meet with the specialist next to discuss surgery and management.

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Snyman has only just returned from a long-term injury lay-off. He suffered the first tear of his ligament a few minutes into his Munster debut in August last year.

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His comeback was then derailed when he suffered severe burns in the infamous Munster fire pit incident in May.

Commenting on this latest injury blow, Munster head coach Johann van Graan said: “We are all hugely disappointed for RG.

“After doing everything that was asked of him and working so hard to get back into great shape everyone feels for him right now.

“While this is a setback, we know RG is young and resilient given everything he has gone through in the last year so there is a strong sense of perspective here.

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“We have seen what other world-class players have done in this position before and they have come back to reach the successful heights of their careers and I would expect no different for someone of RG’s class and standing.”

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