Springboks

Indaba was worth it for Bulls coach

2016-10-21 12:41
Nollis Marais (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Blue Bulls coach Nollis Marais was impressed with SA Rugby’s coaching indaba this week.

Marais took the time to travel to Cape Town to attend the two-day event, despite his team preparing for Saturday’s Currie Cup final against the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

Several coaches and administrators got together to share ideas on how to improve the game in South Africa, with the indaba facilitated by former Springbok centre Brendan Venter.

Marais was not disappointed that he took the effort to travel to Cape Town.

“I think the indaba went well. We had a lot of coaches giving their opinions. Brendan did an excellent job in facilitating it. There are a lot of things that were discussed and I think we can get together again. It will be worthwhile,” said Marais.

Marais called for more get-togethers in future.

“It was brilliant, maybe we should have more time, unfortunately we only had two days but I think it’s something we can do in future more often. It’s good to see what the coaches think and where everybody stands. One thing I can say is that everybody wants to make sure the South African team gets better and better every time and that’s something I’m looking forward to.”

Marais will now shift his attention to the Currie Cup final in Bloemfontein (16:00 kick-off).

Teams:

Free State Cheetahs

15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter (captain), 12 Nico Lee, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Niel Marais, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Aranos Coetzee, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Charles Marais

Substitutes: Jacques du Toit, Ox Nche, Armandt Koster, Henco Venter, Tian Meyer, Fred Zeilinga, Rayno Benjamin, Conrad van Vuuren

Blue Bulls

15 Ulrich Beyers, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Dries Swanepoel, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Arno Botha (captain), 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Roelof Smit, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Lizo Gqoboka

Substitutes: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Martin Dreyer, 18 Pierre Schoeman, 19 Nic de Jager, 20 Hanro Liebenberg, 21 Piet van Zyl, 22 Joshua Stander, 23 Bjorn Basson  
 

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