South Africa pair Damian de Allende and RG Snyman sidelined ahead of Lions tour after suffering leg, hand and face BURNS following freak FIRE PIT accident – with Munster team-mates Mike Haley and CJ Stander also injured
- Damian de Allende and RG Snyman have now been referred to a specialist
- The Springbok duo suffered substantial injuries to their legs, hands and face
- Mike Haley and CJ Stander were also involved in the freak fire pit accident
- De Allende and Snyman are in the South Africa squad ahead of the Lions tour
Springbok pair Damian de Allende and RG Snyman have been sidelined after suffering burns in a freak fire pit accident.
The World Cup winners, who are due to face the Lions next month, have been referred to a specialist with substantial injuries to their legs, hands and face.
The incident occurred over the weekend, with their Munster team-mates Mike Haley and CJ Stander suffering less serious burns.
Springbok pair Damian de Allende and RG Snyman have been sidelined after suffering burns
Munster team-mate CJ Stander suffered less serious burns during the freak fire pit accident
While Haley and Stander should return to light training this week, while De Allende and Snyman face a spell on the sidelines before joining up with Springboks.
Stander is retiring from professional rugby at the end of the season.
Munster Head Coach Johann van Graan said: ‘We are hugely relieved that the lads are all OK.
‘The players have all been treated and are being well looked after with Damian and RG meeting the specialist again later this week to review next steps of their recovery.’
Mike Haley (right) was also involved in the incident but should return to light training this week
Munster next face Zebre in the Rainbow Cup on Friday,
Meanwhile. on Saturday, De Allende and Snyman were named in South Africa’s 46-man squad for two warm-up matches against Georgia ahead of their opening Test against the Lions.
The first Test of the three-match tour is on July 24 in Cape Town.