South Africa's Damian de Allende.Japan v South Africa. 1/4 Final, Rugby World Cup 2019. Tokyo Stadium, Japan, Saturday 20 October 2019. © Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz
South Africa's Damian de Allende.Japan v South Africa. 1/4 Final, Rugby World Cup 2019. Tokyo Stadium, Japan, Saturday 20 October 2019. © Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

Springboks Damian de Allende and RG Snyman sustain burns as Munster quartet injured in 'fire pit accident'

By Reuters Time of article published Jun 8, 2021

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South Africa's Damian de Allende and RG Snyman suffered burns in a "fire pit accident" along with Munster team mates Mike Haley and CJ Stander last weekend, the PRO14 club said.

World Cup-winning duo De Allende and Snyman, who were last week named in the Springboks squad to face the British & Irish Lions next month, sustained burns to their legs, hands and face, Munster said in a statement on Monday.

Haley and Stander sustained burns to their hands but might return to training this week, with their availability for Friday's game to be reviewed, Munster said.

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"We are hugely relieved that the lads are all OK," said Munster coach Johann van Graan. "The players have all been treated and are being well looked after."

The Springboks are due to face the Lions in the first of the three tests starting July 24.

Reuters

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