Cape Town - Johan
Ackermann may have just signed a contract extension with the Lions, but former
referee Jonathan Kaplan would still pick the former Springbok as South Africa’s
new national coach.
would love to see Johan involved,” Kaplan says on The Dan Nicholl Show on Wednesday night,
broadcast at 19:00 on SuperSport 1.
“He’s shown (with the Lions) that he can
bring a team from ashes, playing a very special brand of rugby, challenging
some of the Kiwi teams, and I think this year will be a standout year for them.
hit some of the right buttons along the way. It is a step up from provincial
rugby to Test rugby, but he is a South African, he is an ex-Springbok, so from
a culture perspective, he understands pretty well. I’ve seen what he can do
with no name brands, so if he can work with established names, I’m sure he can
build something really good.”
also discusses a new challenge on his horizon: fatherhood, as he contemplates
becoming a single dad later this year.
rugby’s most capped referee is joined on the show by UFC fighter Gareth
’Soldierboy’ McLellan, who discusses his recent training trip to Canada, and
his upcoming fight in Rotterdam on May 8; and comedian and television star
This week’s show also features host Dan Nicholl exploring the
city of Bangkok, from temples and markets to some exotic street food.
a Sport24 exclusive clip of Jonathan Kaplan on The Dan Nicholl Show HERE
a preview of tonight’s show HERE
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