Vodacom Super 14

Lions need to build continuity

2010-04-07 19:25
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Johannesburg - The Lions, winless after seven Super 14 matches this season, will be appointing a defence coach within the next few days as well as someone looking after the coaching structures in the union.

Importantly, they will probably - like all the other Super 14 franchises - obtain a partner in the GLRU as well.

With the threatened protest match little more than a damp squib, Lions president Kevin de Klerk, CEO Manie Reyneke and commercial manager Andre Homan answered a list of questions form eight supporters on Wednesday.

The appointment of the two experts to assist with the Lions defence and structuring as well as the financial backing from SA Investments Limited - a listed company also supporting other unions - were the main points to build the union in the future to come out of the meeting.

Concerns about the contracting of players were answered honestly and the system explained.

Qualms about the continued use of Earl Rose were addressed through one of the written answers of head coach Dick Muir on a list of questions offered.

The way forward for the Lions, with the emphasis on building a structure that will ensure continuity such as the Bulls have established, was given by the GLRU representatives.

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