"New Playing Opportunity" - Munster Confirm Departure of Springbok Lock RG Snyman at the End of URC Season - Ruck

“New Playing Opportunity” – Munster Confirm Departure of Springbok Lock RG Snyman at the End of URC Season

Munster have confirmed that South African lock RG Snyman will depart the club, once his contract comes up at the end of the 2023/24 United Rugby Championship season. The 2023 Rugby World Cup winner is currently recovering from a shoulder injury, which he sustained last month whilst representing the Springboks.

Snyman’s time with the Irish province has been hindered with repeated injuries. The Springbok damaged his ACL on his debut for the club, as he featured for just seven minutes in the 2019/20 Pro 14 season. The 28-year-old then played just 47 minutes of rugby for Munster in the 2021/22 campaign, before making just six caps for the province as Munster won the 2022/23 URC trophy.

RG Snyman of South Africa during the Test Match between New Zealand and South Africa at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on August 25th 2023. – PHOTO: George Beck/PPAUK

The club confirmed the news amongst a club contract update; “The province can also confirm that RG Snyman will depart Munster for a new playing opportunity on completion of his contract at the end of the season.”

Despite Munster confirming Snyman’s departure, Graham Rowntree’s side have confirmed the contract renewal’s of a trio of top talents. Munster’s contract updates presented that Rugby World Cup winning lock Jean Kleyn, as well as back-row John Hodnett and versatile fullback Liam Coombes have all extended their stays.