Two snippets of Lions news we’ve picked up, both courtesy of the WeTalkRugby site.
The first is that former Bok winger Ray Mordt will be the Lions’ defensive coach moving forward. Mordt has apparently been working with the squad since Monday, but it’s anybody’s guess how much he’ll be able to teach them in just a week, seeing as the Lions defensive problems appear to be systematic and wide ranging.
Mordt is no stranger to coaching the Lions, having played various roles with the Union from 1994 on. Of late, he’s been helping out at Dick Muir’s Investec Rugby Academy, which may explain how he got the job.
The second piece of news is that dangerous centre Walter Venter will not be fit to face the Sharks, having hurt his knee against the Reds.Tweet