Munster have confirmed the signings of World Cup-winning Springboks Damian de Allende and RG Snyman for the 2020-21 Pro14 season.
De Allende and Snyman are currently both playing in the Japanese Top League with the Panasonic Wild Knights and Honda Heat respectively.
They have both signed two-year contracts that will see them remain with Munster Rugby until at least June 2022.
The duo both played influential roles in guiding the Springboks to the 2019 World Cup title, with De Allende starting six of the Boks’ seven games, while Snyman featured in every single game.
They will join Munster head coach and former Springbok assistant coach Johann van Graan in the south-west of Ireland.
‘From a business point of view I am really pleased that Munster Rugby has secured the calibre of these players,’ Van Graan said. ‘In terms of Damian and RG, it’s testament to the worldwide standing of this club that two World Cup winning Springboks will arrive here next summer.
‘On a personal level I know them both very well and in addition to being world-class athletes they are great men. They will add value to everything we are striving to achieve at Munster, and I know our supporters will be eagerly looking forward to their arrival.’
De Allende and Snyman will find South African-born Ireland internationals CJ Stander and Jean Kleyn at the club as well as loose-forwards Arno Botha and Chris Cloete and young prop Keynan Knox.
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