Leinster sign South Africa international RG Snyman from Munster

RG is a two-time Rugby World Cup winner with South Africa
RG is a two-time Rugby World Cup winner with South Africa
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Leinster have announced the signing of South Africa international RG Snyman from rivals Munster ahead of the 2024/25 season.

Snyman started his career with Bulls in 2015 and also had a stint with Japanese club Mie Honda Heat before joining Munster in 2020.

His career with Munster has been hampered by injuries as he sustained an ACL damage in 2020 when he joined the province. He also played only six times for the club in the last season when they secured the United Rugby Championship and is currently out with a shoulder injury.

The 28-year-old has played 34 Tests for South Africa and is a two-time World Cup winner having won the title in 2019 and 2023 editions.

"Having settled really well in Limerick since our arrival in Ireland almost four years ago, my wife and I want to stay on in Ireland if possible," Snyman told the club's official website.

"Continuing with Munster Rugby beyond June of 2024 was no longer a choice I could exercise. I will continue to give my absolute all and best for Munster, on and off the field, until the end of the season.

"After careful consideration of all offers presented, the Leinster opportunity was the one I decided on. It is an invitation that allows me to continue to stay part of a world-class high performance rugby set-up. It also enables my wife and I to stay in Ireland.

"At Leinster, I will continue to be challenged to my utmost limit to improve my game and hopefully contribute to improve the club. That will be my only job and I intend to do everything to achieve this at the highest level of performance."