Munster players injured in fire pit explosion

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Jun 08, 2021, 15:12

RG Snyman, Damian de Allende and CJ Stander were amongst those treated for burns after someone threw petrol onto a fire pit. 

Stander has superficial burns to his hands but Snyman and de Allende have substantial burns to their legs, hands and face and are due to see a specialist......

Jun 08, 2021, 15:22

Damn!!! I wonder who the idiot was.

Jun 08, 2021, 15:29

If both CJ Stander and Damian de Allende were victims then I'd say Moffie and his Servile Gimp Omlett have to be among the chief suspects.

Jun 08, 2021, 15:41

3 out of 4 players were South African. This has some good conspiracy potential (think Susie 1995).

Jun 08, 2021, 16:52

It has no conspiracy potential, Sharkbok. One of them threw the petrol on to it themselves; read the reports. They’re just not saying which one was stupid enough to do it ! 

Jun 08, 2021, 17:28

Not good. I don't see the stretch to conspiracy. Sounds like someone got drunk and just did something drunks typically do: something stupid. 

Jun 08, 2021, 22:03

some people doesn't have to be p!ssed to do stupid things...some people doesn't have to be stupid either....

Jun 08, 2021, 23:20

Apparently, it was CJ Standers last contribution to Northern Hemisphere rugby.
His last payout for staring in the sequel to Silence of the Lambie. 

Jun 09, 2021, 00:46

They threw it on themselves…..but Peeper blames Augie and me.  Hahahaha….if the guys did this because they were drunk Peeper is a nightly fire hazard, and probably all day on the weekends.

Jun 09, 2021, 01:36

You blokes generally aren't that bright.

Duh Allende is a fitting name.....

Jun 09, 2021, 02:38

My guess for the culprit is Snyman. Dud Allende has pretty poor hands so I could see him fumbling the petrol can, but he talked about it to the press, so we can dismiss him.

If the player charged into the fire pit I’d be suspecting CJ Stampkar, especially if he planted face down into the thing. But that never happened.

So I turn to Snyman who looks like a bit of a prankster.

Jun 09, 2021, 13:48

Three Boertjies and a Paddy involved in a braai explosion and no ones looking at the Paddy?

Sounds like the start of a bad joke.

Three Dutchman and a Paddy walk into a...

Jun 09, 2021, 14:06

Could be the new, new IRA... :D   They were in Limerick, which is rough as a bear's arse.
Many of the IRA recruits are from Limerick. 

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Jun 09, 2021, 16:05

Maybe the confused the drink, irish car bomb? Or they could have tried to convert a molotov cocktail into an irish car bomb. 

But it should be the paddy, who the hell throws petrol on the fire? 

A good boertjie knows how to stack a fire. Besides, probably the wood was wet too

And yes, Limerick is Irelands stab capital

Jun 10, 2021, 08:06

Takes a brave and suicidal man to cause harm to Snyman...'s all I'm saying.

Jun 10, 2021, 17:14

Springbok head coach Jacques Nienaber is cautiously optimistic that Damian de Allende and RG Snyman’s availability for the British & Irish Lions series won’t be jeopardized by this past weekend’s fire-pit incident. CRAIG LEWIS reports.

News broke on Monday that the Bok duo had sustained burns to their legs, hands and face after being involved in a ‘fire-pit accident’ along with two other Munster teammates over the weekend.

De Allende, Snyman, Mike Haley and CJ Stander required treatment after being rushed to hospital after the incident, but while the latter two suffered superficial burns and are expected to return to training this week, the Bok pair sustained what was initially described as more substantial burns.

Details around exactly what happened are still somewhat unclear, with De Allende stating that a Munster teammate had thrown petrol over their pit fire, which then led to the flammable can exploding.

Other sources have suggested the accident was in fact as the result of a prank gone wrong, with the incident occurring at what some reports have stated was a bachelor’s party for another Munster player.

READ: How Bok duo were injured in fire-pit incident

The players will see another specialist on Friday, with the Munster medical staff hoping to do all they can to assist before the Bok duo are released to South Africa.

Snyman was already in the midst of an injury rehabilitation, but it does appear that the accident-related burns will not threaten his or De Allende’s involvement in the British & Irish Lions series.

Munster assistant coach Stephen Larkham described the accident as a frightening experience, and suggested there was ‘a lot of relief’ because it could have been a ‘lot worse’.

‘From the coaches’ perspective, it was just an accident. They’re all grown men, responsible men and it just got away from them,’ Larkham commented.

On Wednesday, Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber fronted up at a virtual Springbok media conference, and understandably the incident was one of the first subjects he was asked to address.

‘I’ve spoken to both of them, and they are fine, that is most important thing, and their families are fine. Often the first instinct is just to ask whether they are ready to play or not, but you need to first check on their well-being.

‘They are seeing a burn specialist, and if he clears them to fly, or whenever he does, they’ll be on a plane back to us, bearing in mind they may need a couple of days so sort out logistics and flight times.’

Asked whether it was frustrating to have received such news of this kind of mishap as a Springbok coach, Nienaber adopted a pragmatic point of view.

‘Accidents happen and, as with any accident, it’s not ideal. But it’s not something we can control. I actually understand from my time in Munster and knowing what the weather is like, if you want to have a wood fire then you throw some petrol on and light it that way because the wood is often wet. I did the same.

‘That’s the way it is done over there. They explained it me, and it made sense. The fire just ran up into the canister, then the canister fell and ran up on to them.

‘I’ve worked in a burns unit during my medical days, so I understand the pain of the recovery and healing process that they are now facing. So, we’ve wished them well and luckily it was largely superficial burns. It could have been worse, but it’s not going to be a deep scarring thing and they are going to get through it.

‘Of course, it’s not ideal; as a head coach you’d want them to be fine and training, but now we have to make plans to get them into the mix as soon as possible while taking care of their well-being first and foremost.’

Nienaber added that he thought there was still a chance of the duo even being available for the two warm-up Tests against Georgia in early July.

‘If there is an infection, or if there was any other reason they can’t fly to us, then it would be challenging. But we will just need to be adaptable.’

Jun 11, 2021, 01:06

That's surely the only occasion upon which DDA will have been on fire during his career. 

Brrrrrr Bisshhh!

Jun 11, 2021, 01:08

I hear DDA's hands suffered more severe burns due to being perpetually coated in a layer of extra oily butter.

...particularly in the palm area.

Jun 11, 2021, 01:13

No, you don't possess blistering pace, Damien.

Just blisters.

Jun 11, 2021, 01:16

It's about time somebody fired DDA.

Jun 11, 2021, 01:18

Apparently nobody knows who started the fire.

But Quasimodo has a hunch.

Jun 11, 2021, 01:22

Snyman was calm during the ordeal.

DDA who has South American heritage wasn't. You should have seen hispanic.

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