Scarlets closing in on Joe Snyman
THE Scarlets are closing in on another overseas arrival to further bolster their new-look pack.
South African Joe Snyman, who currently plays for Eastern Province Kings in Port Elizabeth, has been linked with a move to Llanelli at the end of his side's Currie Cup campaign next month.
Scarlets head coach Simon Easterby has said he was hoping to bring in another second row to add to summer signings South African George Earle, Argentinian Tomas Vallejos and Welsh-qualified Aussie Jake Ball.
And Snyman's capture would complete a busy recruitment drive by the West Wales region, who have also snapped up Golden Lions tight-head prop Jacobie Adriaanse as well as former Ospreys Kristian Phillips and Gareth Owen.
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Snyman, 26, stands at an imposing 6ft 7in and 18st 12lb and has the same agent as Earle and Adriaanse. He was a member of the South African Under-19 side that won the IRB Junior World Championship and has had spells with Natal Sharks, Golden Lions and New Zealand province Hawke's Bay.
The Scarlets, meanwhile, will look to build on their impressive start to the RaboDirect Pro12 campaign when they take on Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun on Friday evening (7.35).
The West Walians picked up maximum points from a seven-try 45-20 hammering of Leinster in round one and didn't report any major injuries from the match.
Scrum-half Tavis Knoyle limped off, but should be fit to feature on Friday, while the region's medical team will monitor centre Gareth Maule after his late clash of heads with Jonathan Davies.