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GLRU confirms Mitchell & Spencer for the Currie Cup


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Lions on 31 May 2010 at 04:51
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The Golden Lions Rugby Union has recruited Emirates Western Force Head Coach John Mitchell as a member of its 2010 Xerox Lions Absa Currie Cup coaching team.

“After much speculation in the media and public following discussions with John, it gives me great pleasure to confirm that John will be joining us shortly in a coaching consultancy”, CEO Manie Reyneke said this morning.

The GLRU website reports that Director of Coaching, Dick Muir will be with the Springboks during the 2010 Tri-Nations in his capacity as Backline Coach, and will return to the Lions during the final four to six weeks of the Absa Currie Cup. During his absence, Mitchell will head the coaching team and will work closely with Muir during the final weeks of the competition.

Working with Mitchell will be Johan Ackermann, who will continue as the teams’ Forwards Coach, while Carlos Spencer will take on a coaching role as Backline Players Coach.

Mitchell, who is contracted to the Emirates Western Force until the end of the 2011 Super 14 competition, will return to Perth at the end of the Currie Cup competition to prepare the Australian franchise for the 2011 competition.

The GLRU is looking forward to having a coach of Mitchell’s vast international experience on board as such an integral part of the coaching structures for the next few months.



19 Comments

  • This from Beeld
    Jean de Villiers and CJ vd Linde going to the Stormers and Meyer Bosman going to the Sharks :roll:

  • Comment 1, posted at 31.05.10 08:45:48 by JarsonX Reply
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  • We don’t want CJ vd Linde!!! :evil:

    And he just recently signed a 6 month contract with the Mielieboere!! :grin:

  • Comment 2, posted at 31.05.10 09:26:21 by wpw Reply
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  • CJ is apparently joining them after the currie cup.

  • Comment 3, posted at 31.05.10 09:29:39 by Uli Reply
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  • Why arent they confirming the signing of Jon Smit?

  • Comment 4, posted at 31.05.10 10:15:04 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 1) : CJ going to Cheetahs

  • Comment 5, posted at 31.05.10 10:32:03 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 5) : From ‘Die Burger’ Van der Linde (29) sluit hom eersdaags van die Ierse streekspann Leinster by die Vrystaatse Cheetahs aan, maar kom ná hul Curriebeker-veldtog Kaap toe.

  • Comment 6, posted at 31.05.10 13:19:29 by McLovin Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 1) :

    CJ Fokkierondnie. he hasn’t even played his 1st game for the Cheetahs and he is already looking elsewhere. :lol:

    Man!!!!!!!! NOBODY wants to sstay in Bloemfontein.

  • Comment 7, posted at 31.05.10 14:47:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) : mmmm I thought we were in talks with Ebersohn? Now Meyer Bosman?! Jeez I was really hoping for someone more exciting. But I guess he`s better than Strauss.

    Hold on, FS have had our number for a while now, I guess that means they`re all better than anything we`ve got.

  • Comment 8, posted at 31.05.10 15:17:20 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 31.05.10 15:29:18 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 4) :

    Coz it’s probably only a rumour. One can only hope.

  • Comment 10, posted at 31.05.10 19:00:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 8) :

    It may be cheaper to just send a batch of Sharks traing kit to Bloem and make it our homebase. :wink:

  • Comment 11, posted at 31.05.10 19:01:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I wonder what is the big connection the Lions have with all the NZ coaching staff, John, Carlos, Wayne tailor. How will there ever be consistency at The Lions, Just think how the players must feel.

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.06.10 08:00:39 by Tiger Reply

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  • @Tiger (Comment 12) :

    Just the same fascination clubs have with NZ Coaches all over the world !

    They must be good !

    Mitchell…although he is a total idiot….has done an excellent job with the Force this year.

  • Comment 13, posted at 01.06.10 09:44:51 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 13) :

    He has has he??

    13th place out of 14 teams!! :twisted:

  • Comment 14, posted at 01.06.10 09:47:09 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 14) :

    Absolute excellent job….especially on the day they smashed the Stormers ! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.06.10 10:12:41 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 15) :

    Smashed the Stormers??

    A drop kick in the last few minutes of the game which resulted in a one point victory.

    Yeah, we was murdered. :roll:

    Not as bad as the 33-0 we gave that other ‘rubbish’ team earlier in the season!! hehehe :twisted: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 01.06.10 10:16:59 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 16) : :oops: ;-)

  • Comment 17, posted at 01.06.10 10:35:13 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • Western Force head coach John Mitchell will not just help out the Lions in the Currie Cup in the next few months, he will also fly back-and-forth to Perth for some Super Rugby planning and squeeze in a stint with Japanese club Toshiba.

    AND THEN…

    Lions Director of Coaching, Dick Muir, will be with the Springboks during the 2010 Tri-Nations in his capacity as backline coach, and will return to the Lions during the final four to six weeks of the Currie Cup.

    Where’s the focus??? Poor lill’ Lions

  • Comment 18, posted at 02.06.10 13:54:29 by SandTiger Reply

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  • This is a mess, idios.

  • Comment 19, posted at 03.06.10 15:12:28 by Tiger Reply

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