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    Lions coach heaps praise on fit-again Whiteley

    2018-02-08 10:16

    Cape Town - Lions coach Swys de Bruin is happy to have skipper Warren Whiteley fit and raring to go ahead of the 2018 Super Rugby season.

    A groin injury kept Whiteley sidelined for six months last year but he recently returned to action for Japanese club NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes.

    The Springbok No 8 has since parted ways with his club in Japan and is ready to again lead the Lions.

    The Lions squad assembled for a pre-season camp in Secunda from Saturday until Tuesday.

    There they also played a warm-up game - the Super Rugby team beat the reserve squad members 59-12.

    Whiteley captained the Super-team and also scored two tries in the match.

    “Warren is always a star. There’s only one Warren Whiteley and he always gives 100%,” De Bruin told Netwerk24.

    Whiteley’s injury saw him miss last year’s Super Rugby final, as well as the majority of the Springboks’ Test matches. His last Test was the 37-15 win in the second Test over France in Durban last June.

    The Lions start their Super Rugby campaign at home against the Sharks on Saturday, February 17.

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