Philip Snyman

Philippus Albertus Borman Snyman (born 26 March 1987) is a South African rugby union footballer. He is the current captain of South Africa's National Rugby 7s Team, Blitzbokke.[1] He also plays as a centre or winger for the Cheetahs in both Super Rugby and the Currie Cup.

Philip Snyman
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Full namePhilippus Albertus Borman Snyman
Date of birth (1987-03-26) 26 March 1987 (age 33)
Place of birthBloemfontein, South Africa
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight98 kg (216 lb; 15 st 6 lb)
SchoolGrey College, Bloemfontein
UniversityUniversity of the Free State
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre / Wing
Current team South Africa Sevens
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–2012 Free State Cheetahs 59 (95)
2008–2009 Griffons 6 (0)
2011–2012 Cheetahs 20 (5)
2011 Emerging Cheetahs 1 (0)
Correct as of 14 November 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–present South Africa Sevens 248 (346)
Correct as of 14 November 2018

He was a member of the South African Sevens team that won a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

CareerEdit

Super RugbyEdit

Snyman replaced Andries Strauss who was suspended for a dangerous tackle on Lions Lock Wikus van Heerden in 2012.[2]

SevensEdit

He made his sevens debut for the Blitzbokke at the 2008 Dubai Sevens.[3] He returned for the final two legs of the series in a bid to clinch the 2008–09 IRB Sevens World Series title, which South Africa eventually won.[4]

Snyman signed a two-year contract with the South African Sevens team from 2012 until 2014.[5] In 2013, he was included in the squad for the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens.[6] Snyman suffered a knee ligament injury at the 2015 Hong Kong Sevens and was replaced by newcomer Carel du Preez for the rest of the series.[7]

2016 Summer OlympicsEdit

Snyman was included in a 12-man squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.[8] He was named in the starting line-up for their first match in Group B of the competition against Spain, scoring a try as South Africa won the match 24–0.[9][10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.biznews.com/rugby/2018/02/23/blitzbok-philip-snyman-north-america/
  2. ^ "Snyman named in Cheetahs team". SAPA. 29 February 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  3. ^ "South Africa lose leader Powell to injury". World Rugby. 19 November 2008. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  4. ^ "South Africa Sevens aim for perfect finish". World Rugby. 13 May 2009. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Philip Snyman signs with Blitzbokke". supersport.com. 30 October 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Kyle Brown back to command Springbok Sevens for Mission Moscow". South African Rugby Union. 20 June 2013. [{{{archiveurl}}} Archived] Check |archiveurl= value (help) from the original on 7 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Blitzbokke call up for uncapped Du Preez". ANA. 30 March 2015. Archived from the original on 22 June 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Rugby Sevens squad for Olympics named". South African Rugby Union. 14 July 2016. [{{{archiveurl}}} Archived] Check |archiveurl= value (help) from the original on 9 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Men Schedule & Results – Olympic Rugby Sevens (RSA–ESP)". Rio 2016. 9 August 2016. Archived from the original on 9 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  10. ^ "Olympic Games Men's Sevens, Match 2". World Rugby. 9 August 2016. Archived from the original on 9 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016.

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