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Ivan van Rooyen named as Lions head coach

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Originally posted by PaBz0r PaBz0r wrote:

Originally posted by Niela Niela wrote:

One thing is certain.

We should be the fittest side in super rugby. 

Hopefully the players are also fit to play.. Ouch Can't have guys like WW/Cyle/Dylan etc being injured for long periods. Although we know WW is in doubt, we really need the others to put in a whole season. 

Let’s hope , I don’t see it as a conditioning issue though. 

There will always be injuries , that’s why the better sides always have depth. 

We have VERY little depth. Losing probably close to 20 starting XV type players in the last 2 seasons. 


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New Lions Super Rugby coach Ivan van Rooyen has promised he won’t drastically change the team’s style of play, but he admitted he would add a few new things to their make-up ahead of the 2020 campaign.

Van Rooyen was yesterday named the Lions’ new head coach following the parting of ways between the union and Swys de Bruin a few weeks ago.

The 37-year-old Van Rooyen, who was previously the Lions’ strength and conditioning coach, took charge of the Currie Cup side in 2018 and this year. He led a young Lions team to the final this season, where they lost to the Cheetahs.

“The Lions have a certain DNA, a style of rugby that they play, and it would be foolish to change that,” said the new Lions boss.

“But, if you look at what’s been going on in world rugby and what’s gone down at the World Cup, aspects like the levels of defence and the effectiveness of a good kicking game are things we will have to adopt and be better at. The reality is there are so many different areas where a team can apply pressure on the opposition and we need to explore all those options.”

Van Rooyen said he was starting his reign with a “blank canvas”.

“We’ll use the Currie Cup campaign as a stepping stone and a platform for what we want to do going into next year, but we’ll focus to grow a number of aspects of our game; that is the conditioning, the attack, the defence and the kicking,” said Van Rooyen.

“We must get creative. This is a new generation coming through and I’d like us to be as efficient as we can be.”

Van Rooyen said he and the Lions Company were still in the process of finalising his management team. “I’ll know more in the next week or so. But the exciting thing with the coaching system changing is that there will be an opportunity for us to specialise in more areas and get consultants in to make us better.”

Van Rooyen has built up a good relationship with the players, having joined the Lions in 2009 and worked closely with most of the players for several years now. “I just want to continue building on the relationship we’ve formed. We’ve got a couple of new players coming in, who’ve already slotted in nicely, but we’ll look to keep growing the youngsters like Tyrone Green, Wandisile Simelane, Vincent Tshituka and others next year.”

One player who’s sadly yet to start the proper pre-season programme is seasoned captain and No 8 Warren Whiteley, who’s still trying to get over the knee injury that ended his hopes of playing at this year’s World Cup. “He can’t train just yet,” said Van Rooyen.

“so he’s working on getting fit and is also still learning the coaching ropes and doing analysis work for us.”


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So Cash is talking the talk. Hope he can walk that talk. But I am liking what I am reading. Worried about Wazza, but glad that he is starting to walk the coaching route as well.

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Originally posted by Lion4ever Lion4ever wrote:

So Cash is talking the talk. Hope he can walk that talk. But I am liking what I am reading. Worried about Wazza, but glad that he is starting to walk the coaching route as well.

Yes, I couldn't agree more. I like Cash's calm demeanor. to me he looks more like a doer than a talker.
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The new Lions Super Rugby coach has his work cut out in 2020, but he’s sourced insights from two Springboks … one a very famous one.

Lions head coach Ivan ‘Cash’ van Rooyen has a mountain to climb in the 2020 Super Rugby season, but being married into the family of famous Springbok brothers Darius and Naas Botha has given him a glimpse of what it’s going to take. Van Rooyen’s wife, Rienie, is the daughter of Darius – a former Bok and Northern Transvaal wing who died from stomach cancer in February 2018 – and a niece to Naas.
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Dis nie te se oom Naas gaan hom kom help afrig nie.. En het Naas nie elkgeval 'n pos iewers in Indie of Rusland of een of ander snaakse nasie gekry nie?
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Naas help met die Indiese span
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Originally posted by Transvaal Transvaal wrote:

Naas help met die Indiese span
en bly in Bloem .... hy en Francois Steyn kan sommer saam ry 😂
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Originally posted by Transvaal Transvaal wrote:

Naas help met die Indiese span


hoe minder Naas Botha betrokke is by die leeus hoe beter, sy rugby kennis is useless in vandag se spel
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2019 Currie Cup & O21 afrigters

Head Coach: Ivan van Rooyen 37
Forwards: Philip Lemmer 36
Breakdown and Defence: Sean Erasmus +-41
Attack: Neil de Bruin 33
Scrum Consultant: Julian Redelinghuys 30
Strength and Conditioning: Rupert Oberholster

U21 Forwards: Wessel Roux 43
U21 Attack/SA Schools: Mzwakhe Nkosi
U21 Strength and Conditioning: Stefan van Deventer
Warren Whiteley 32

Ek het Joey uitgelos en Warren bygesit :)



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I wonder how long Julian will stay involved in coaching as his interests seem to lie elsewhere

You’ve been working as a scrum coach at the Lions. Do you want to build a career as a coach?

I never had any desire to coach while I was playing but that’s changed a lot in the last two and a bit years since the injury. I love the technical side of the game, and I’ve also developed a passion for the commercial aspects of it, which Lions CEO Rudolf Straeuli has taught me a lot about. But more than anything, I love helping people build the best versions of themselves. That means I don’t only want to help them become better rugby players, but better husbands for their wives or better dads to their kids or better businessmen. That fulfils me.

https://www.sarugbymag.co.za/julian-redelinghuys-has-renewed-perspective/

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Originally posted by GoLions GoLions wrote:

I wonder how long Julian will stay involved in coaching as his interests seem to lie elsewhere

You’ve been working as a scrum coach at the Lions. Do you want to build a career as a coach?

I never had any desire to coach while I was playing but that’s changed a lot in the last two and a bit years since the injury. I love the technical side of the game, and I’ve also developed a passion for the commercial aspects of it, which Lions CEO Rudolf Straeuli has taught me a lot about. But more than anything, I love helping people build the best versions of themselves. That means I don’t only want to help them become better rugby players, but better husbands for their wives or better dads to their kids or better businessmen. That fulfils me.

https://www.sarugbymag.co.za/julian-redelinghuys-has-renewed-perspective/

I think he will remain a coach for while. As a coach, he has enormous influence over a bunch of young guys. They look up to him, and with a positive influence in their lives, he can help them be better versions of themselves. If I remember correctly, he is involved in a programme being run by the GLRU for young rugby players looking to better themsleves, and for life after rugby.

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That's why I am asking. Julian is a qualified accountant and is involved at the Learning Hub where they mentor the youngsters, especially those who don't have university exemption, with business skills and  courses for a life after rugby. He also said in the interview, which was published in September, that he is learning a lot from Dolf regarding the business side of rugby.

I won't be surprised if he moves over to the administration side within the next year or two
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Originally posted by Lion4ever Lion4ever wrote:

Originally posted by GoLions GoLions wrote:

I wonder how long Julian will stay involved in coaching as his interests seem to lie elsewhere

You’ve been working as a scrum coach at the Lions. Do you want to build a career as a coach?

I never had any desire to coach while I was playing but that’s changed a lot in the last two and a bit years since the injury. I love the technical side of the game, and I’ve also developed a passion for the commercial aspects of it, which Lions CEO Rudolf Straeuli has taught me a lot about. But more than anything, I love helping people build the best versions of themselves. That means I don’t only want to help them become better rugby players, but better husbands for their wives or better dads to their kids or better businessmen. That fulfils me.

https://www.sarugbymag.co.za/julian-redelinghuys-has-renewed-perspective/

I think he will remain a coach for while. As a coach, he has enormous influence over a bunch of young guys. They look up to him, and with a positive influence in their lives, he can help them be better versions of themselves. If I remember correctly, he is involved in a programme being run by the GLRU for young rugby players looking to better themsleves, and for life after rugby.


Stem ,ek dink hy is n groot rede hoekom Carlu geteken het,want sy kop het ook maar na buitelandse kontrak gestaan...
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Originally posted by GoLions GoLions wrote:

That's why I am asking. Julian is a qualified accountant and is involved at the Learning Hub where they mentor the youngsters, especially those who don't have university exemption, with business skills and  courses for a life after rugby. He also said in the interview, which was published in September, that he is learning a lot from Dolf regarding the business side of rugby.

I won't be surprised if he moves over to the administration side within the next year or two
He might even fulfill a dual role at the Lions
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