Springboks lock Snyman ready to shine against Scotland
Springboks lock RG Snyman is ready to shine for Scotland in the Rugby World Cup opener on Sunday in France.
As the Springboks prepare for their Rugby World Cup title defence, RG Snyman says he is ready to don the green and gold Springboks shirt against Scotland.
The Springboks are set to face Scotland in their World Cup opener on Sunday and Snyman says he has learned what it takes to be desperate to wear the Boks shirt, per IOL.
Currently contracted to Munster, Snyman is eager to make his statement after tasting glory as Springboks lifted the Webb Ellis trophy in 2019.
WHY SPRINGBOKS LOCK SNYMAN IS READY FOR SCOTLAND
In a recent interview, the Springboks lock, Snyman won’t hold anything back when he gets to run out in the Rugby World Cup on Sunday.
As the match is expected to get underway at 5.45 pm in Marseille, Snyman says it’s been a while since wearing a national team shirt.
The Munster lock suffered a serious knee injury with various setbacks, while a freak accident around a fire contributed to his time on the sidelines just when he was ready to make his return.
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And in the final warm-up against the All Blacks, he played a crucial role off the bench to stifle any hope of a comeback for the Kiwis.
“The big thing I’ve learnt is you’re always desperate to be part of the Springboks and to wear the jersey but it’s only when it’s taken away from you that you realise how special it is,” Snyman said this week per IOL.
“For the Springboks, the last time I played 80 (minutes) was against Canada at the previous World Cup, so it’s been a while.
“It was my first 80 minutes since 2019 when I got injured and it was a special milestone for me to get through.
“It was a tough journey to be on but through all of it, I’ve learnt a lot.
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“I must give credit to Munster for looking after me and continuing to look after me, because people can give up on you quite easily in this line of work.
“But credit to them for getting me back, and back in the Springbok squad. It’s special to be back, especially if one considers that I missed all the matches prior to the build-up to this World Cup.”
SNYMAN EXPECTS A TOUGH CLASH AGAINST SCOTLAND
In his assessment of the Scots, the 28-year-old is looking forward to a tough clash but hopes to do well for coach Jacques Nienaber’s side.
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“Scotland will bring some big ball-carries and it will be interesting to defend some of their line-outs because they are a quality line-out side,” Snyman added.
“As a squad, I don’t think we’ve been as determined and as close going into a tournament (as this one), so there are exciting things ahead if we can stick together.”
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