Philip Snyman

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Philip Snyman
Full name Philippus Albertus Borman Snyman
Date of birth (1987-03-26) 26 March 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Bloemfontein, South Africa
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 98 kg (15 st 6 lb)
School Grey College, Bloemfontein
University University of the Free State
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre / Wing
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2008–2012 FS Cheetahs 57 (95)
Correct as of 27 October 2012
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2011–2012 Cheetahs 20 (5)
Correct as of 16 July 2012
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team   Comps
2012–present South Africa Sevens
Medal record
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Team

Philippus Albertus Borman "Philip" Snyman (born 26 March 1987) is a South African rugby union footballer. He plays as a centre or winger for the Cheetahs in both Super Rugby and the Currie Cup.

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


Super Rugby[edit]

Snyman replaced Andries Strauss who was suspended for a dangerous tackle on Lions Lock Wikus van Heerden in 2012.[1]


He made his sevens debut for the Blitzbokke at the 2008 Dubai Sevens.[2] 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.[3]

Snyman signed a two-year contract with the South African Sevens team from 2012 until 2014.[4] In 2013, he was included in the squad for the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens.[5] 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.[6]

2016 Summer Olympics[edit]

Snyman was included in a 12-man squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.[7] He was named in the starting lineup for their first match in Group B of the competition against Spain, scoring a try as South Africa won the match 24–0.[8][9]


  1. ^ "Snyman named in Cheetahs team". SAPA. 29 February 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "South Africa lose leader Powell to injury". World 19 November 2008. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "South Africa Sevens aim for perfect finish". World 13 May 2009. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Philip Snyman signs with Blitzbokke". 30 October 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Kyle Brown back to command Springbok Sevens for Mission Moscow". South African Rugby Union. 20 June 2013. Archived from the original on 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Blitzbokke call up for uncapped Du Preez". ANA. 30 March 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Rugby Sevens squad for Olympics named". South African Rugby Union. 14 July 2016. Archived from the original on 9 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "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. 
  9. ^ "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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