Saracens’ announcement that Matt Gallagher is to leave for Munster has coincided with the Irish province confirming that the Gallagher Premiership back will be arriving at the club along with South African duo Damian de Allende and RG Snyman.


The trio have signed two-year contracts that will see them remain with Munster until at least June 2022. The World Cup-winning Springbok duo of de Allende and Snyman are both currently playing in the Japanese Top League.

De Allende played a leading role in South Africa’s World Cup-winning campaign, starting in six of his seven appearances and delivering knockout stage tries versus Japan and Wales. 

Snyman also featured in every game of South Africa’s campaign, producing a man of the match performance against Canada.

Munster boss Johann van Graan said: “From a business point of view, I’m really pleased that Munster has secured the calibre of these players. In terms of Damian and RG, it’s testament to the worldwide standing of this club that two World Cup-winning Springboks will arrive here next summer.

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“On a personal level, I know them both very well and in addition to being world-class athletes they are great men. They will add value to everything we are striving to achieve at Munster and I know our supporters will be eagerly looking forward to their arrival.

“Equally, getting Matt on board is fantastic for our backline options. He is an exciting young talent that can play in a number of positions and is from a great rugby pedigree.”

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