Treu confirmed as WP defence coach

Former Blitzboks coach Paul Treu will be in charge of Western Province's defence during the Currie Cup.

This was confirmed by head coach John Dobson on Monday, who added that Juan de Jongh would captain the team.

Dobson said he would be focusing on the breakdown going into the tournament.

'Out of the five worst breakdown teams in Super Rugby, four were South African. We’ve built a good scrum culture here but one of my focuses is going to be the breakdown culture.

'It’s technical. I think our guys’ spirits are willing … but we haven’t got a clear policy. We haven’t practised it enough and we been technical enough.'

The Stormers will face the Pumas in Franschhoek next Saturday in a pre-season friendly.

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Simon Borchardt