It’s official: Snyman’s coming home

Following revelations a week ago on keo.co.za that Jake White was interested in recalling Andre Snyman to the Springbok squad, the Leeds Tykes winger has today signed a Bok contract.

Saru manager of teams Andy Marinos has confirmed that Snyman has signed a six month contract with the Boks.

He will return to South Africa following the conclusion of Leeds’ Premiership campaign.

“When I came to Leeds it was a great opportunity to come and experience another country and way of life. I have had three awesome seasons with the Tykes and had intended to sign a new contract and finish with my career at Headingley Carnegie. However, this is an opportunity which is too good to turn down,” Snyman said.

“At the Tykes, I have been able to express myself and my form here has given me this opportunity and hopefully I can make the most of it. I hope I can add value to the Springboks team and make the final World Cup squad.

“I have had a great experience in Leeds and would like to say a big thank you to everyone at the club for their support over the past three seasons. I’m glad to have got this sorted now so I can concentrate on the next five games for Leeds and finishing my time here in the best possible manner. Until the final game of the season, all I am concentrating on is getting Leeds as far as possible up the table.”

Director of Rugby Phil Davies added, “This is a great opportunity for Andre and one that we fully understand he has to take. We will wish him well at the end of the season and thank him for his outstanding service to the club and we would gladly welcome him back if the opportunity arose. I am sure that Andre will be totally committed to the Tykes cause for the remainder of the season and finishing off what has been a great year for him in terms of his own personal form.”