Rugby

Braam to extend Oz, Lions stay

2011-12-22 16:35
Braam van Straaten (File)
Cape Town - Former Springbok flyhalf Braam van Straaten is in the process of negotiating the terms of a new contract with the Golden Lions following a successful stint with the team this year.

GALLERY: 2011 in review


Van Straaten's coaching tenure at the Lions ended in the team winning the Currie Cup for the first time since 1999 when they trashed the Sharks 42-16 in the final at Coca-Cola Park.

"I have to find out exactly what they expect from me and I have a few terms as well, so there are a few details that have to be finalised before I sign with them. But I would like to be involved with the union. They also have talented players who have great potential," Van Straaten told the ESPNscrum website.

Meanwhile, Van Straaten has also been offered a one-year extension to his contract with the Wallabies. He helped Australia to a third place finish in the 2011 World Cup and also a Tri-Nations title. He revealed that their kicking success rate has improved by 23% while with the Wallabies.

"It is great. Australia have a whole lot of talented players such as Kurtley Beale and James O'Connor and they are very professional, so it is a pleasure working with them.

"I also enjoyed my time with the team at the World Cup. As things stand, we have agreed on the terms of the contract, so all that is left to do is sign it, said Van Straaten.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
7 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

South African woman learns to surf at aged 70

Anthea Petzer just wants to learn how to stand on her yellow Australian surfboard and carve up the waves.

 
 

Outdoor

Extreme Kiteboarding in Pumping Conditions!
The Arctic becomes an unlikely surfing hotspot
A romantic holiday to beat the winter blues
Why should you do a 5k?
 
 
/News
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

SuperBru Super Rugby challenge

Enter and challenge Sport24's staff!

Featured

As the Absa Premiership nears the Christmas break, a little over half the season remains. Who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Which teams will be relegated? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

If YOU were named the new Springbok coach - and could pick a captain based anywhere in the world - who would you select?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.