'Liefling' back at Loftus

2012-11-08 07:45

Cape Town - Former Springbok flyhalf Derick Hougaard is set be appointed in a coaching capacity at his old team, the Bulls.

An Achilles injury has halted the career of the former "Liefling" of Loftus and according to the Beeld website, Hougaard is close to signing a coaching deal with his former union. From next year he will work as a kicking consultant for the union's junior teams.

Hougaard, 29, played for the Bulls from 2002-2007 before heading to England where he represented Leicester for two years before joining Saracens in 2009. However, he hasn't played any rugby since 2010 due to the injury.

Hougaard played eight Tests for the Springboks between 2003 and 2007.


  • chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-11-08 08:08

    Mediocre player at best. I wonder if he'll be a mediocre coach. But he'll probably do better than Pine, even though he won't be head coach.

      walkthisway469 - 2012-11-08 10:58

      I can see the bulls's attempt at spreading the ball with this appointment.Bwahahahahahaha.

      dao.muangnoicharoen - 2012-11-08 11:16

      mediocre player with one super title. one more than any stormer player

      sportmal.legrangemarais - 2012-11-08 13:04

      @dao Not true, we've got Bryan H who has 2...

  • tolene - 2012-11-08 08:54

    Ai ou Dirkie, ek is so bly vir jou, once a bull always a bull :). Sterkte met die nuwe begin

  • adriaan.olivier.589 - 2012-11-08 08:56

    Jammerte hy kan nie meer speel nie, dalk kon hy 'n verskil gemaak het vir die Bulle "Liiiieeefffflllliiiinnnnggggg, kan ons nie maar vergeet en vergewe?!"

  • jakes.stormer - 2012-11-08 09:12 the bulls will have ballerina tights to go with their pink jerseys.....

  • jean.rossouwsa - 2012-11-08 09:16

    En hier kots die BB haters alweer.. Gun geen BB speler NIKS nie!!! SHAME!

  • KingMikel89 - 2012-11-08 09:22

    "Due to the injury". What injury? Was this copy/paste??

  • jacques.duplessis.566148 - 2012-11-08 12:14

    Wie gee om wat hy doen. Swak berig. Skryf liewer oor die weer maar nie sulke twak nie.

      The.whiz.777 - 2012-11-08 13:05

      Of oor sy aan af troue...

      derek.francois.3 - 2012-11-08 19:48

      Seems a bit odd for guys to be calling another guy "liefling" but I guess its got something to do with the pink jerseys.......................

  • unclejb.vansiths - 2012-11-08 13:14

    Excellent kicker but less than average at everything else, he shouldnt have been a springbok. The hit he got from Brian Lima in the 2003 world cup will haunt him forever.

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