Springbok Lock RG Snyman Overcomes Pneumonia Setback to Power Munster’s URC Playoff Push

Munster’s Springbok lock RG Snyman has disclosed that a bout of pneumonia sidelined him for their Investec Champions Cup defeat, but the double Rugby World Cup winner is now fully recovered and ready to lead Munster’s charge towards the United Rugby Championship playoffs.

Springbok Lock RG Snyman Reveals Pneumonia Sideline

Munster’s Springbok second-row RG Snyman has disclosed that a bout of pneumonia kept him off the field for the Investec Champions Cup round-of-16 loss to Northampton Saints last month. The double Rugby World Cup winner’s tenure at the Irish province has been plagued by injury, but he is set to make his first start at Thomond Park in four seasons when they take on Connacht on Saturday.

Snyman made a full recovery from his illness and played a pivotal role for the defending United Rugby Championship (URC) champions on their successful two-match tour to South Africa. Munster collected a full house of 10 points following bonus-point wins over Snyman’s former side the Bulls and the Lions, as they returned to winning ways after their 24-14 loss to Saints at Franklin’s Gardens.

“I actually didn’t have what the rest of the guys had, I had pneumonia. So, I was really not well over those two weeks and it’s not the easiest thing then to go play at altitude in Pretoria but it all turned out OK.”

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With three crucial URC league matches remaining, Snyman is eager to finish his Munster career on a high note.

“My road here and my time here hasn’t been the easiest but I’ve been as dedicated as I could have been throughout my entire time. It’s almost as if all of the opportunities I ended up not having gets thrown into this last bit of the season and into the opportunities I do get.”

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