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Munster confirm World Cup winner RG Snyman has suffered another cruciate injury

The South African second row limped off during their win over Scarlets.

Munster's RG Snyman
Munster's RG Snyman
Image: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

Updated Oct 11th 2021, 1:30 PM

MUNSTER HAVE CONFIRMED that RG Snyman has sustained another cruciate ligament injury, in the latest major injury setback for the South African World Cup winner.

Snyman, who has struggled with injury since his arrival to the province, limped off the pitch in the 60th minute of Munster’s impressive victory over the Scarlets at the weekend where they maintained their unbeaten start to the season.

The 26-year-old looked to be in discomfort as he made his way off the pitch, having been introduced as a second-half substitute just nine minutes beforehand, and Munster have this afternoon revealed that the injury fears have been realised.

Snyman suffered a cruciate injury in his Munster debut last year and was struck with another injury problem later in the season.

He had already made two appearances in Munster’s two opening United Rugby Championship games since returning from his cruciate recovery. Now Snyman will meet with a specialist to discuss surgery and management.

“We are all hugely disappointed for RG,” said Munster head coach Johann Van Graan.

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

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“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.

“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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