GRAHAM ROWNTREE says the return of World Cup winner RG Snyman after his damage nightmare is the proper increase as they head into the enterprise finish of the season looking for glory on two fronts.
The Springbok got here on to a rapturous reception for the ultimate quarter at Musgrave Park on Friday as Munster nearly held on for a 49-42 URC win over Scarlets in a outstanding sport.
The 6’9” lock had solely managed a complete of 54 minutes unfold throughout 4 video games after struggling two cruciate accidents since becoming a member of Munster virtually three years in the past and Rowntree stated it’s a superb tonic to have such an iconic participant accessible as they bid for glory within the URC and Champions Cup.
“It’s every little thing, he’s a world-class participant. He’s vital, he’s a giver, he offers to the group and lads simply take pleasure in having him round and being in his firm and studying from him.
“It’s nice to have him round, we’ve got just a few lads coming again for the Glasgow sport as properly, getting back from damage.
“We now have misplaced Tadhg (Beirne) for a time frame however we’ve got just a few extra guys coming again for the Glasgow sport however we simply needed to get it proper for this sport towards Scarlets.
“It’s been a difficult seven days for the membership and a giant bonus was getting RG again on the sector.”
The deaths of former Munster and Eire group supervisor Brian O’Brien and former scrum-half Tom Tierney, who Rowntree performed with at Leicester Tigers, offered a sombre and tough background to Friday evening’s sport.
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“I performed with Tom at Leicester, coached with him as properly. An enormous character, our ideas exit to Mary and the household.
“It’s been a problem, an emotional week on many fronts. I’m happy with how we dealt with it as a membership internally and individually. We educated properly on the again of it. Yeah, happy with them.”