RG Snyman is a big unit.
According to RugbyPass, he stands 2,07 metres tall, and tops the scales at 115kg.
(Honda Heat, the team he represents in Japan, has him weighing 120kg – the Kobe beef must be good.)
What those stats don’t take into consideration is how large he looks when in full flow, with his hair (and beard) billowing out behind him, having rampaging through a gap in the opposition’s defence.
He’s not averse to running straight through a defender, either.
A prominent member of the Springbok ‘Bomb Squad’, Snyman came off the bench in the 59th minute of the 2019 Rugby World Cup final, which the Springboks went on to win 32-12.
I’ll never tire of saying that.
During his recent stint in Japan, Snyman has been a regular starter for Honda Heat in the Japanese Top League, and fans of the outfit will never forget the impact he has made during his time there.
He has racked up a number of tries, but his impact has been far greater than that.
Let’s start with this offload:
Snyman then offloads for Japan prop Jiwon Koo to score. pic.twitter.com/eNk0Cai74R
— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) January 13, 2020
How about this, from a kick-off, during Honda Heat’s match against the Kubota Spears?
— Jared Wright (@jaredwright17) January 20, 2020
Stop it – that’s just ridiculous.
It reminds me of playing against one of the Paarl outfits as a youngster, and arriving early on a Saturday morning to see that the tallest player from your Southern Suburbs school comes up the neck of their inside centre.
You love to see a line break from a lock, and then he busts out the kick:
— Jared Wright (@jaredwright17) January 22, 2020
Let’s get another angle on that:
You’ve seen the clip of RG Snyman’s remarkable try but this is the footage that will really excite Munster fans. pic.twitter.com/TeO55mWdyB
— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) January 21, 2020
The fullback is probably rather happy that he opted to kick ahead.
Another line break:
— Jared Wright (@jaredwright17) January 25, 2020
Jared’s account regularly features great content about South African rugby, and rugby in general, and is worthy of a follow.
Back to RG, and this pilfer, as he reaches over the top and nonchalantly plucks the ball from the base of the opposition’s maul.
RG Snyman is definitely overage for the Top League in Japan. pic.twitter.com/KIq3dLch12
— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) January 27, 2020
The same steal, from a different angle:
🍟 Your girl after she says she doesn’t want chips.pic.twitter.com/x0GNwe7CRN
— Sport4U (@SportSA4U) January 26, 2020
It’s almost disdainful.
Munster fans will be licking their lips ahead of Snyman’s arrival, having had a pretty torrid start to their season.
Today also happens to be RG’s birthday, so good tidings, Rugby World Cup winner.
Let’s finish with a very important reminder:
Day 89 of 1 449 as WORLD CHAMPIONS 🏆 pic.twitter.com/rNSQPjSuW7
— Jared Wright (@jaredwright17) January 29, 2020
Revel in it, people.
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