Lock RG Snyman is desperate to show the Springbok selectors that he can be an asset when South Africa defends the Webb Ellis Cup in France.
A 2019 World Cup winner, Snyman made the last of his 23 Test appearances as he helped the Boks lift the trophy in Japan, and is on the comeback trail after a slew of injury setbacks.
The 28-year-old will be involved for Munster in Saturday’s Vodacom United Rugby Championship quarterfinal against the Glasgow Warriors, and is eager to force his way back into the Bok setup ahead of the Rugby World Cup in four months’ time.
“I hope the performances I put in now and every moment I get I want to show I am capable of being back with the Springboks and putting my hand up [for World Cup selection],” he told the Irish Mirror.
The former Vodacom Bulls star has already shown in helping Munster become the first team to beat the DHL Stormers at Cape Town Stadium this season that he is quickly back to his best.
He added: “Growing up in Pretoria there would have always been a big rivalry for us, the guys from the south, there’s that north-south rivalry in South Africa as well and so it [beating the Stormers] was a good one for me personally.
“It [also] strengthened the bond between us [as Munster teammates] and made our eyes open to what we can do as a team together.”
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