Lood gets coaching gig at Newlands
SPOTLIGHT: Injured World Cup-winning Springbok Lodewyk de Jager will be doing a bit of ‘coaching’ before undergoing surgery.
De Jager suffered a shoulder injury earlier this month while representing his English club, the Sale Sharks.
He is set to go under the knife in South Africa and on Tuesday joined the Green team as their line-out coach – ahead of Saturday’s Bok trial match against the Gold team at Newlands.
He will assist Springbok Green team coach Mzwandile Stick and assistant coach Daan Human before going under the knife next week.
The Gold team had a new edition in Springbok scrumhalf Ivan van Zyl, who replaces Jaden Hendrikse following his withdrawal due to a chest injury.
Van Zyl, who earned three Test caps in 2018 and was named in the original draft squad of 93, will want to make a statement to the Springbok coaching staff.