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Lions seek coach

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Lions on 16 Sep 2009 at 10:44
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The Golden Lions Rugby Union (GLRU) will advertise this week for the services of a head coach that will be expected to get them on a winning track in the Super14.

Pieter Jordaan reports on Sport 24 that current Lions Currie Cup coach Hans Coetzee may well be among the applicants.

GLRU president Kevin de Klerk expressed the hope that Coetzee would apply.

“Hans applied for the post of Currie Cup coach, knowing that we would be advertising for the position of Super14 coach. We want to complete the process as soon as possible because we have to start our preparations soon,” said De Klerk.

He believes the appointment will be made “within weeks”.

De Klerk added that overseas applicants would be considered.

The consulting work that former Springbok coach Jake White is doing for the Lions in the Currie Cup, will only run until the end of the competition.

“My committees and I will then consider whether we will be utilising his services in future and whether our budget allows it. He has added a lot of value to the team,” said De Klerk.

White would have built up a lot of knowledge about the union and the players.

However, his commitment to his Jake White’s Winning Ways coaching programme makes it unlikely that he will be interested in the Lions job

White has not previously coached a Super14 team.


  • Interesting…

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.09.09 10:55:31 by SuperGirl Ice Babe(Wingat because I CAN!) Reply
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    IceAssistant coach
  • while they are at it they need to employ someone to keep talent at the union,

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.09.09 11:18:25 by war1 Reply
    war1Super Rugby player
  • would not be surprised to see an overseas coach appointed, good luck to whoever it is, got quite a job on his hands

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.09.09 11:19:18 by war1 Reply
    war1Super Rugby player
  • @war1 (Comment 2) : And maybe a lawyer to check contracts. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.09.09 11:43:15 by McLovin Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach
  • Dont be surprised if they name a no-name as coach…

    Like Chean Roux…

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.09.09 12:34:34 by Morné Reply
    MornéTeam captain
  • @Morné (Comment 5) : Whose he :???:

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.09.09 12:40:23 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

    Me2 aka Mama SharkCurrie Cup player
  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 6) :

    Maties coach

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.09.09 12:43:30 by Morné Reply
    MornéTeam captain
  • @Morné (Comment 7) :

    Why dont you apply?? :idea:

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.09.09 16:26:36 by SuperGirl Ice Babe(Wingat because I CAN!) Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 3) :

    I actually would be VERY surprised, unless it is a no name coach from Aus or NZ. The fact that they can’t afford Jake means it would be pretty difficult to afford a foreigner IMO

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.09.09 16:44:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • Sounds like Rudy Joubert and Carel du Plessis applied.

  • Comment 10, posted at 23.09.09 20:08:43 by walter van Lions World Reply

    walter van Lions WorldCurrie Cup player

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