Rugby

Os stays Cheetahs scrum coach

2009-11-30 23:02
Os du Randt (Gallo Images)
Hendrik Cronje

Bloemfontein –  Former Springbok Dawie Theron has officially retired as the Cheetahs' Super 14 scrum coach.

Os du Randt has been appointed as the scrum doctor for the Super 14 after the success he enjoyed with the Free State Cheetahs at Currie Cup level.

Theron has chosen to devote his attention to the Griquas' assault on defending the Vodacom Cup.

Griquas have lost star players such as Jacques Lombard (lock) and Jonathan Mokuena (eighthman and captain) to the Lions, which makes Theron's task all the more tougher.

Stalwarts such as Riaan Viljoen (fullback) and Naas Olivier (flyhalf), who were key players in the Griquas' Vodacom Cup quest, will also not be available for the Vodacom Cup due to Super 14 commitments.

Cheetahs head coach, Naka Drotské, also confirmed that Barend Pieterse will be retained as the lineout coach.

Negotiations have not yet been finalised regarding the kicking coach, but it is quite possible that consultants will be used.

Family commitments suggest that it is unlikely that former Boks like Louis Koen or Braam van Straaten will be lured into the kicking coach position.

Instead, Drotské may well call on the experienced Eric Herbert, Kennedy Tsimba or Van Straaten from time to time as consultants.

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
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Watch: 5 skills to improve your BMX riding

Learn some great skills that will help your riding on the road and on the track.

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Tips on how to set your fitness goals
This all-terrain vehicle is badass!
The TRUTH about painkillers and exercise
WIN! Where were you when you last felt alive?
 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
Vote

Western Province and the Golden Lions will do battle at Newlands on Saturday, October 25 for the 2014 Absa Currie Cup title. Who will lift the trophy after 80 minutes?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

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