Winter to add ‘massive value’ to Stormers

2015-10-28 11:10
Russell Winter (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Western Province Director of Rugby Gert Smal has welcomed the acquisition of Russell Winter as the Stormers' new forwards coach.

Winter will join WP Rugby as of November 1, 2015, which will see him serve as the Stormers' forwards coach under new boss Eddie Jones.

Winter - who played at Super Rugby level for the Cats and Sharks - will make the move to the Cape after coaching the Golden Lions’ Under-21 and Vodacom Cup teams between 2011 and 2015.

“We have followed Russell’s career very closely and believe he can add massive value at Western Province Rugby,” Smal told the Stormers’ official website.

“He brings huge tactical nous, having worked as an assistant and head coach for some time now, and is technically very strong in all aspects of forward play. I look forward to seeing how he fits into Eddie’s coaching team.”

Winter, who turned 40 in July, will work under Jones in the new-look Super Rugby competition, serving as an assistant coach alongside Robbie Fleck (attack) and Paul Treu (defence), with Vlok Cilliers continuing in his role as kicking coach.

Winter will also be involved with the Western Province team at Currie Cup level, where he will join John Dobson (head coach) and Dawie Snyman (attack), as well as Treu and Cilliers, on the coaching staff.

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