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'Things are positive': Munster issue update on Bok lock

SPOTLIGHT: The Springboks received some good news with Munster reporting that Rudolph ‘RG’ Snyman is poised to make his long-awaited return in the new year.

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The 27-year-old 2019 World Cup winner has endured a horrible time with injury since joining the Irish province Munster in 2020.

Snyman initially tore his ACL just seven minutes into his Munster debut away to Leinster at the Aviva Stadium after he crashed heavily to the floor after stealing line-out ball.

That was August 2020 and it was 13 months later when he made a short-lived return to action, making a September 2021 comeback against the Sharks only to agonisingly re-rupture his ACL in his third match back away to Scarlets.

Those setbacks along with burns from the firepit accident, have restricted Syman to a total of just four appearances in two years for Munster.

The injuries also left him unavailable to the Springboks, with whom he won the last of his 23 caps with an appearance in the World Cup final versus England.

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Speaking to reporters, Munster attack coach Mike Prendergast expressed optimism that the World Cup winner will be back for the Irish province soon.

“Things are positive, that’s kind of the overall message that we’ve been getting,” Prendergast said.

“We’re all excited that he will be back into the new year because bringing a world-class player like that can do a lot to your game.

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“Overall, things are moving forward which is great and positive.”

*Additional reporting: IrishMirror

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