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Munster coach Van Graan gives update on Bok lock

NEWS: Munster head coach Johann van Graan provided an injury update on World Cup-winning Springbok lock RG Snyman.


Snyman tore his anterior cruciate ligament on debut against Leinster in August last year after an awkward landing following a line-out. He then had surgery in early September.

While an exact return date is still not known, Van Graan told Irish media that the big lock “might” feature in the upcoming Rainbow Cup.

“I think it’s a good word ‘might’,” said Van Graan.

“We will take him week on week, I don’t want to speculate on his return date. It will be great to have him back on the pitch, but I don’t want to speculate on a return date.”

The latest update will be particularly important for Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber as he is putting plans in place for the upcoming British and Irish Lions series.

Lood blow

There was some worrying news over the weekend regarding another World Cup-winning lock in the form of Lood de Jager.

It was reported that the 28-year-old stalwart fractured his femur in a freak training ground accident with his English club Sale Sharks last week.


The 45-times capped veteran is likely to be sidelined for three months, leaving him little time to be fit for the arrival of the B&I Lions in July.

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