Psychologist to help Stormers

    2014-03-25 07:48
    Cape Town - Henning Gericke, a psychologist who worked with the Springboks when they won the 2007 Rugby World Cup, is set to help at the Stormers.

    The Stormers have only won only one game out of five in this year's Super Rugby competition and are languishing in 14th spot on the overall log.

    According to Die Burger's website, Gericke will be asked to help a team struggling to close out tight games.

    Gericke is well renowned in his field and also worked with South Africa's swimming team ahead of the 2012 Olympics, while also working with the Proteas cricket team in the past.

    Gericke has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pretoria.

    His addition could be one of a few changes made in personnel at the union, with former coach Gert Smal expected to be appointed as director of rugby.

    WP Rugby President Thelo Wakefield indicated there will be changes in personnel but did not state if any of the current coaching staff would be axed.

    The Stormers face the Reds in Brisbane on Saturday (10:40 kick-off) in the last game of their Australasian tour.
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