WP lure Lions coach to the Cape

2015-10-27 17:25
Russell Winter (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Golden Lions Rugby Union (GLRU) have bid farewell to coach Russell Winter who has signed a contract to coach the forwards at Western Province as of November 2015.

Winter is severing his ties with the Golden Lions after an association with the Union that spanned 21 years, 12 as player and seven years in a coaching position.

Winter coached the union's Under-21s and Vodacom Cup sides for the past five seasons.

The former Jeppe learner first donned the Red and White hoops of the then Transvaal Craven Week team in 1994 and he represented the Under-21s - whom he has coached for the past three seasons - in 1995 and 1996.

Winter went on to captain the Lions at Vodacom Cup and Currie Cup levels and skippered the Cats for a season before playing for the Sharks for a single season.

He enjoyed a two year break after retiring in 2006 before being appointed as the assistant coach for the Vodacom Cup side and he was promoted to head coach for the last three years.

Winter has been appointed as Eddie Jones’ forwards assistant at the Stormers and the Lions have wished him all the best with his new venture.

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