Worrying scenes for Munster as RG Snyman lasts only nine minutes against Scarlets
Injury to the big South African has put a real dampener on Munster's bonus point victory.
Munster put an experienced Scarlets side to the sword, in Wales, but injury to RG Snyman was a real downer.
Johann van Graan's side had already secured the try-scoring bonus point with 44 minutes on the clock after Jeremy Loughmann burrowed over from close-range. Liam Coombes scored twice and Calvin Nash took flight for a super try in the corner:
Hang time for Calvin Nash! pic.twitter.com/JdW1SbLVhr
— House of Rugby (@HouseOfRugby) October 10, 2021
With victory looking assured, van Graan brought on Snyman for Thomas Ahern. The Springbok international had made two previous sub appearances after missing over a year of action with a serious knee injury.
Snyman made two passes and one carry into contact in his nine minutes on the pitch. That was as good as it got, though.
Snyman pulled up and was taken off after 61 minutes. He was able to get off the pitch by himself, but looked absolutely gutted.
RG Snyman limps off shortly after coming on as a replacement. Let’s hope that the Springboks lock’s injury is not serious #SCAvMUN #RTERugby #RTESport https://t.co/JrzrUD5l3M pic.twitter.com/ioisL19Hgg
— RTÉ Rugby (@RTErugby) October 10, 2021
Crossing fingers and toes that RG Snyman wasn't too badly injured there.
Considering the length of time he's already been out, he deserves a big slice of luck#SCAvMUN
— EK Rugby Analysis (@ek_rugby) October 10, 2021
RG Snyman limping off. No man the poor guy has had rotten luck
— Adrian Slabbert (@adrian_slabbert) October 10, 2021
Munster and South Africa fans will be following the injury updates closely, over the next 48 hours, to get news on how badly the lock is faring. Following the game, van Graan told RTÉ:
"It looks like it might be significant. I’m not going to comment on it at this stage until he’s gone for a scan. Obviously, he’s a very important squad player for us in terms of what he can bring.
"Hopefully we get some good news but it’s pretty difficult to say at this stage. After speaking to him in the changing room, you know, pretty worried about it."
As for the match itself, Chris Cloete capped off a Man of the Match performance with a second half try, as Munster went on to beat Scarlets with plenty of room to spare. They won 43-13 to go three wins from three in the United Rugby Championship.
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