26 year old Snyman, the latest to join the ranks at Parc y Scarlets, adds power to a strengthened pack alongside South African tight head prop Jacobie Adriaanse and second rows South African George Earle, Argentinian Tomas Vallejos and Welsh-qualified South African Jake Ball.
Another imposing player to add power and stature to the Scarlets pack, Snyman stands at 6' 7" and weighs in at 18st 12 and has had experience with Natal Sharks, Golden Lions (part of winning 2011 Currie Cup team) and Hawke's Bay in New Zealand. He has international experience at youth level and was part of the U19 winning South African team in the IRB Junior World Championships.
He has signed for the Scarlets for three years. With a reputation as a line-out specialist with powerful ball carrying skills and a high work-rate, Snyman is well-known to another new powerhouse in the Scarlets second row - George Earle, who had his competitive debut in a Scarlets shirt at last weekend's 45-20 win by the West Wales side over European Champions Leinster.
'Joe' Synman is the seventh signing this summer and the fourth international level second row signing at the West Wales rugby region together with another international tight-head (Jacobie Adriaanse) and the signing of two key Welsh back line players in Kristian Phillips and Gareth Owens.
Scarlets Head Coach Simon Easterby said: "To be competitive at the top end of Europe, we need strength, power and consistency from our pack and the ability to deliver at a high level in set-piece play.
"This is another key signing for us and we're delighted to have secured Joe to join us at Parc y Scarlets. We made a commitment last season to recruit in key areas and with our new signings we are also mindful of the impact they will have on the development of players we have coming up through our system.
"It also adds to the healthy level of competition within our squad which will further drive and motivate performance across the squad. Different experiences and input from players in the southern hemisphere can only have a positive impact and add to the energy here."