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By Michael Cantillon
Last Updated: 12/01/22 5:58pm

RG Snyman has signed a new two-year contract with Munster, despite back-to-back ACL knee injuries

RG Snyman has signed a new two-year contract with Munster, as the Springbok World Cup winning second row recovers from back-to-back ACL knee injuries.
The 26-year-old signed on a two-year deal to join Munster following South Africa’s Rugby World Cup triumph in Japan, alongside compatriot Damian de Allende, linking up with the province in the summer of 2020.Just seven minutes into his debut against Leinster in August 2020, however, Snyman ruptured the ACL in his left knee, ruling him out of the entirety of the 2020/21 season. Snyman returned from his first ACL knee injury at the start of the season, but suffered a re-rupture after just three games back The 6ft 9in lock returned to fitness at the beginning of the current campaign, emerging from the bench against the Sharks and Stormers in Munster’s opening two fixtures, only to re-rupture the ACL in his left knee in a game against Scarlets in October.With the South Africa international ruled out for the majority of, if not the rest of the 2021/22 season and out of contract in the summer, news that head coach Johann van Graan was departing to Bath left question marks over Snyman’s future with Munster.But he has signed a fresh two-year contract through to 2024, and Munster announced four further contract renewals on Wednesday: …