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Boks burned in Munster ‘fire pit accident’

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Damian de Allende and RG 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.

Damian de Allende of South Africa. Picture: Barry Aldworth, BackpagePix

SOUTH Africa’s Damian de Allende and RG Snyman suffered burns in a “fire pit accident” along with Munster teammates 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.

South Africa’s RG Snyman. Picture: AP Photo, Mark Baker

They would miss their respective training and rehab sessions this week and see a specialist.

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.

“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