Cape Town - Springbok assistant coach Johann van Graan on
Thursday paid the Cheetahs a visit as they prepare for this year’s Super Rugby
The forwards coach is the only member of Heyneke Meyer’s
Springbok coaching team still contracted to the South African Rugby Union (SARU).
Van Graan’s contract was extended before last year’s Rugby
“It’s nice having a Springbok coach here and to hear what is
his opinion on our practices,” Cheetahs coach Franco Smith told Netwerk24.
"Maybe he has some advice for us because you can always
learn more. We’d like to hear what their (the Springboks) viewpoint is, and yes,
it’s nice having him here.”
It is believed that Van Graan will pay all South African
Super Rugby franchises a visit before the Super Rugby competition commences.
The Cheetahs open their campaign at home against Argentina’s
Jaguares on Friday, February 26.