The man behind WP’s dogged attitude
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Western Province forward coach Lucas Floors has taken the Cape Town team’s attitude to another level, flyhalf Tim Swiel believes.
Having won the Currie Cup three times during his playing career, Floors adds heaps of value to the Province backroom staff – led by Jerome Paarwater (head coach).
The 41-year-old was the forwards coach of WP Under-20, who reached the Final of SA Rugby’s junior competition last season and will certainly hope to add another accolade with the Currie Cup team this season.
Speaking to reporters, Province Swiel revealed how Floors has brought the much-needed never-say-die attitude to the team.
“He brings a dogged kind of attitude to our play,” Swiel said.
“Kabamba was always tough at the breakdown and he has definitely brought that to our training.
“I remember him being a fine fetcher and he is transferring that to us also.
“He was about an 80kg flank, so he had to punch above his weight and wants us to do the same.
“He has been very impressive.”
Province backline coach Nazeem Adams said it has been amazing to see how Floors has developed his coaching prowess at the union.
“It is always great to see former players coming through the coaching ranks,” Adams said.
“A guy like Kabamba was a brilliant sevens player.
“He was with us last year as well and we really have a great working relationship,”
The Western Province will name their Currie Cup to face the Lions on Thursday.
The Cape Town side opened their 2022 season on Saturday against the Lions at the Cape Town Stadium.