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PRO14 – Swys join Southern Kings as consultant

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PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 06: Swys de Bruin (consultant) and Emirates Lions head coach during the South African national rugby team training session at Insep High Performance Centre on November 06, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Steve Haag/Hollywoodbets)

The Isuzu Southern Kings has made a great signing in getting the service of former Springbok backline coach Swys de Bruin.

De Bruin who has been with the Lions for the last few years of his coaching career left the union this month as he said he fought it was time for someone else to take the Lions to the next step.

De Bruin is one of the most sought-after rugby brains in our country and will bring a world of experience to the Kings as a consultant.

He started his new role on Friday as the Kings prepare for their European tour in the Guinness PRO14 competition.

He will be working closely with the coaching team of Robbi Kempson, Vuyo Zangqa and Braam van Straaten.

“We are excited to have Swys de Bruin joining the Isuzu Southern Kings as a coaching consultant,” Isuzu Southern Kings Chairman, Loyiso Dotwana, confirmed.

“Swys is one of the most respected and sought-after coaches in South Africa. His vast knowledge of the game and international experience will be of great value to our team.

“We are also confident that his input and contribution will be beneficial to our coaching team and the playing personnel. Swys’ philosophy is known to be that of producing attractive rugby which is in line with what we are set on achieving at the Isuzu Southern Kings.”

De Bruin will add so much to the Kings as they have a new coaching team this season. They have lost all three of their opening matches in this season competition so far and will surely be looking at De Bruin to bring a new dimension to their attacking and backline play.

2 COMMENTS

  1. What is wrong with this Panic Mechanic??? He aborts other coaching jobs due to stress – and then picks a new coaching job?

  2. @Bekke: He said it was time for someone new to take the team, I actually have respect for him, and he is only a consultant not a permanent coach

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