Munster win overshadowed by 'significant' injury for RG Snyman

By Kevin Taylor

Munster's emphatic 43-13 win over Scarlets this afternoon was soured somewhat by injury to RG Snyman.

The Springbok international - making only his third appearance since suffering an ACL injury in his debut in August of last year - pulled up and was substituted off after 61 minutes at Parc y Scarlets.

Reds boss Johann van Graan had sprung his compatriot Snyman from the bench just minutes earlier, when he replaced Thomas Ahern.

Speaking after the game, van Graan told RTE: "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."

There were jubilant scenes when Snyman touched down in Munster's comeback win over Stormers at Thomond Park last weekend - with his team-mates rushing to congratulate him on his try and his fightback from injury.

Van Graan hailed Snyman after that 'special moment' - but Munster fans will be worried after the giant lock was forced off again today.

“That was a big moment for him and for us," van Graan said of Snyman's try against Stormers.

"That try was even one of the reasons why we have him at Munster, to do those type of things. He has a lot more to come but like I said before, he has to keep building his minutes.

“That was a special moment for him to say he has scored his first try for Munster.”

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