'I'm expecting a lot from him' - RG Snyman set for Munster return
Munster forwards coach Andi Kyriacou says he's "expecting a lot" from RG Snyman, as the second row prepares for his return to action this week.
Snyman, who hasn't played since undergoing surgery on a shoulder/chest injury after the end of the World Cup, is back in full training with the province ahead of this Friday's BKT United Rugby Championship trip to the Scarlets.
"He should hopefully put himself in contention for being selected at the weekend," Kyriacou said this afternoon.
"He's been training, he's been doing everything in training. He had a good couple of tough days working, and now we're just going to keep assessing how he's going from today."
The South African is heading into his final few months at the province, ahead of his high-profile switch to Leinster in the summer.
His time at Munster has been blighted by injury, with the 29-year-old playing just 10 times in three-and-a-half seasons. Six of those appearances came in the final third of last season, as he helped the province to a surprise URC title.
And his forwards coach says he's expecting to see a similar impact from the Springbok star.
"He's probably our most experienced player in terms of knockout rugby. Two World Cups, got himself fit for the back-end of last season and our run-in, so he's just got huge leadership, and the way he speaks and conducts himself around the place is phenomenal.
"He has these great little chats with all players, young and old, and just pulls people with him.
"I'm expecting a lot from him over the next few months as he rounds things up here," he added.
The defending champions come into the game off the back of some mixed form, sitting 11th in the table at the mid-point of the regular season.
It's been three-and-a-half weeks since their