Lions coach Swys de Bruin says he hopes the team’s decision to travel late for their Vodacom Super Rugby opener against the Jaguares on Saturday will pay off.
Coach Swys de Bruin says the Lions achieved a ‘pass mark’ in Sunday’s pre-season win over the Sharks in Cape Town, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Lions coach Swys de Bruin talks to the media after his side’s 21-17 pre-season loss to the Vodacom Bulls.
Swys de Bruin will join Rassie Erasmus as part of the Barbarians coaching staff for the match against Argentina at Twickenham in December.
Swys de Bruin insists he will honour his Lions contract, which expires at the end of next year’s Super Rugby campaign.
Lions coach Swys de Bruin plans to meet with the match officials ahead of Saturday’s final against the Crusaders to ensure they get a ‘fair deal’.
Lions coach Swys de Bruin has hailed his side’s defensive structures following their 40-23 quarter-final victory against the Jaguares in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Lions coach Swys de Bruin says the presence of influential fit-again Springboks such as Warren Whiteley and Malcolm Marx has helped strengthen the ‘spine’ of the team, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Lions coach Swys de Bruin says he still believes the Stormers are a good side, despite their last-gasp 26-23 loss to the Johannesburg side at Newlands on Saturday.
Coach Swys de Bruin credited his young players after the Lions’ 26-19 win against the Sharks at Ellis Park on Saturday. Twenty-three-year-old wing Aphiwe Dyantyi made his Super Rugby debut, having starred for UJ in the Varsity Cup, while 20-year-old flank Hacjiva Dayimani came off the bench. Dyantyi produced a Man of the Match performance, which included a superb solo try. Dayimani won a last-minute… Read more →