Van Zyl to coach Cheetahs forwards

    2015-05-08 12:01
    Italy's SA-born lock Corniel van Zyl (File)

    Bloemfontein - Corniel van Zyl has been earmarked to take the position of forwards coach for the Cheetahs, replacing Os du Randt.

    This was announced on Friday after Franco Smith was named head coach of the Cheetahs’ Super Rugby team, following the resignation of Naka Drotske.

    Du Randt has accepted an opportunity to coach abroad.

    Van Zyl, 36, is no stranger to Free State, having been part of the Cheetahs team that won the Currie Cup in 2005, 2006 and 2007. 

    Van Zyl continued his rugby career at Treviso and represented Italy in the 2011 World Cup and played in seven Tests for Italy. 

    Van Zyl is currently a player/coach with the Italian club, Treviso. He will be relocating to Bloemfontein in the next two months.

    The rest of the support staff that did duty in 2014 Currie Cup campaign will stay intact.

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