Munster head coach Johann van Graan says he hopes RG Snyman will return to the playing field in October after the Springbok lock was left out of the squad for the Australia leg of the Rugby Championship.
SA Rugby last week confirmed that Snyman would not make the trip to Australia with the rest of the Springbok squad due to “personal reasons”.
The 26-year-old, who was part of the 2019 World Cup-winning squad, missed the British & Irish Lions series after suffering burns in a fire-pit accident, which also delayed his comeback from a long-term knee ligament injury.
However, speaking to reporters in Ireland, Munster coach Van Graan issued a positive update on Snyman’s return to fitness.
“He will potentially be available sometime in October, not necessarily the start of October,” Van Graan confirmed.
“We have no pressure on RG. He is also working very closely with the Springboks as well to make sure both parties look after him very well.
“He will start filtering into some small bits of rugby training and, as soon as he’s ready, I can’t wait to let him play his first game of the season for Munster whenever that will be.”
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