South African duo Damian de Allende and RG Snyman were sidelined for Lions tour after suffering leg, hand and face BURNS following a bizarre FIRE PIT accident – with Munster teammates Mike Haley and CJ Stander also injured
- Damian de Allende and RG Snyman have now been referred to a specialist
- The Springbok duo suffered significant injuries to their legs, hands and faces
- Mike Haley and CJ Stander were also involved in the bizarre fire pit accident
- De Allende and Snyman are in the South African squad for the Lions tour
Springbok couple Damian de Allende and RG Snyman have been sidelined after sustaining burns in a freak accident in a fire pit.
The World Cup winners, who face the Lions next month, have been referred to a specialist with significant injuries to their legs, hands and face.
The incident took place over the weekend, with their Munster teammates Mike Haley and CJ Stander sustaining minor burns.
Springbok couple Damian de Allende and RG Snyman sidelined after burns
Munster teammate CJ Stander suffered minor burns in the bizarre fire pit accident
While Haley and Stander should be back in light training this week, while De Allende and Snyman wait on the sidelines for a while before joining Springboks.
Stander will retire from professional rugby at the end of the season.
Munster Head Coach Johann van Graan said: ‘We are very relieved that the boys are all okay.
“The players have all been treated and are well looked after. Damian and RG will meet with the specialist again later this week to discuss the next steps in their recovery.’
Mike Haley (right) was also involved in the incident but should be training again this week week
Munster will 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 games 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.