From Allende and Snyman cleared to join the Springboks before the Lions tour
Posted On June 27, 2021
The Springboks received a major double boost ahead of the Lions’ next tour, as Munster duo Damian de Allende and RG Snyman were allowed to travel to South Africa to join the squad.
he Allende and Snyman suffered burns from a home accident earlier this month, but having received positive feedback from the specialist this week, they will continue their respective recoveries under the care of the Springboks medical team.
Snyman is still recovering from a long-term knee injury, which he sustained minutes after making his Munster debut last year. It remains to be seen if he will fully cover in time to face the Lions, but the Boks are clearly optimistic about his chances of doing so.
Both players helped South Africa win the World Cup in 2019 before moving to Limerick, with De Allende making a strong impression in his debut season with Munster.
The province has confirmed that De Allende and Snyman will both return to South Africa this week.
So far Jacques Nienaber has prepared only with local players and Springboks assistant coach Deon Davids has said the foreign contingent, which includes De Allende and Snyman, will join the squad on Sunday.
The Boks warm up for the Lions games with a pair of tests against Georgia and Davids said no decision has been made regarding their involvement in the July 2 opener in Pretoria.
“I can’t say that at this point the overseas-based players arrive on Sunday and a thorough assessment will be done in terms of where they are medically and then we’ll make a decision from there . “