Andre Snyman

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Andre Snyman (born 2 February 1974 in Newcastle, South Africa) is a South African rugby union former player and current coach. His usual position was in the centres. Snyman earned over thirty Test caps for the South Africa national rugby union team.

Playing career[edit]

Snyman made his debut in 1996 against the All Blacks in Durban. Snyman joined English club Leeds Tykes for the 2003 season. During his time at Leeds he helped them win the 2004–05 Powergen Cup, in the final of which Snyman scored a try.[1] He later moved to France, signing with USA Perpignan for the 2006–07 season. However, Snyman returned to the Tykes on loan in December 2006 in order to help their National Division One campaign. He made his debut for the Tykes against Northampton, the same day England won the Rugby World Cup. He scored one of the Leeds tries in the famous Powergen Cup Final against Bath, intercepting a pass from 80 m.

Coaching career[edit]

Snyman moved to the United States in 2011 and helped coach the Glendale Raptors, 2011's D1 club champions. Snyman assumed the role of head coach, and in 2014, Snyman led Glendale to an 11-1 regular-season record and into the finals of the Pacific Rugby Premiership, where they lost to San Francisco Golden Gate.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bath 12-20 Leeds". BBC. 16 April 2005. Retrieved 14 July 2013.