Rugby

WP coach to learn from league

2014-05-21 16:03
John Dobson (File)
Cape Town - Western Province Vodacom Cup coach John  Dobson is in England to learn skills from rugby league side Wigan and union team Northampton.

According to Wednesday's Cape Times, Dodson paid for the two-week trip himself but has informed the union's Director of Rugby, Gert Smal, about it.

Dobson said he wanted to learn how they do things in rugby league, especially about controlling the ball in contact, offloading and defence.

It was earlier reported that Dobson would take over the coaching duties of WP's Currie Cup team from Allister Coetzee, so the latter can focus solely on his job as Stormers coach during the Super Rugby competition.

However, Smal is yet to indicate who will coach WP during the Currie Cup.

Dobson, a former coach of the UCT Ikeys, won the Vodacom Cup with WP in 2012 and also coached the union's Under-21 team to Currie Cup success last year.

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