Munster's South Africa lock RG Snyman to be sidelined until new year

Munster lock RG Snyman re-ruptured his ACL
Munster lock RG Snyman re-ruptured his ACL
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Munster have confirmed that South Africa lock RG Snyman is not expected to return to action until new year.

Snyman has suffered a succession of serious knee injuries since joining Munster and now has re-ruptured his ACL.

A statement released by Munster revealed that the 27-year-old consulted a specialist and was advised rest for the next couple of months.

“RG Snyman had a routine consultation with his surgeon last week and following the review, the lock is not expected to be available for selection before the end of December," read the statement.

Earlier, Springboks director of rugby Rassie Erasmus revealed that the amount of injuries Snyman sustained in the last two years has made his participation in next year's World Cup in doubt.

“We’ve always been waiting for RG,” said Erasmus.

“We all know what a freak athlete he is and what he can do for the Boks.

“The last time RG played for us was at the [2019] World Cup. He has been in camp with us and spent a week or two with us [last summer], just to get up to speed with the way we do things, but then he gets another setback.

"At some stage, we have to start wondering if RG will make it to the World Cup.”