De Bruin staying at Lions
Johannesburg - The Golden Lions Rugby Union has
confirmed that Lions assistant coach Swys de Bruin has a contract in place and
will be continuing in his role with the team for the foreseeable future.
This comes after a media report surfaced
which indicated De Bruin could become the next Kings coach.
De Bruin is the current backline expert
within the Lions management group and has been involved with the side since
GLRU Chief Executive Officer Rudolf
Straeuli confirmed that De Bruin will maintain his current role at the union.
“While there have been offers from other unions,
Swys has decided to stay with the Lions and we have a contract in place with
him,” explained Straeuli.
“He is a vital cog in our management group
and we are happy to keep him on board.”
GLRU President Kevin de Klerk echoed these
“We all value Swys’ services to the GLRU
and we have a great appreciation for what he has contributed to our senior
team,” said De Klerk.
“We are glad he has chosen to stay with the
Lions and look forward to growing with him on board in future.”