New role for Whiteley as Lions lineout coach

    2020-01-16 14:26

    Cape Town - Warren Whiteley has been confirmed as the Lions' lineout coach for the 2020 Super Rugby season.

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    The Johannesburg franchise on Thursday confirmed a large management team for the 2020 season, with the former Springbok captain taking a step back from the playing field.

    It was reported late last year that Whiteley would not play in Super Rugby 2020 due to an ongoing knee problem.

    The 32-year-old has been laid low by several injuries over the past two seasons, but it's specifically knee ligament injuries that could mean the end of his playing career.

    Whiteley has had a significant impact as Lions skipper over the last few years and the team reached three consecutive Super Rugby finals (2016, 2017 and 2018) under his leadership.

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    Lions' management team for 2020 Super Rugby season:

    Head coach: Ivan van Rooyen

    Defence: Sean Erasmus

    Attack, backs and skills: Neil de Bruin

    Forwards - scrum: Julian Redelinghuys

    Forwards - lineout: Warren Whiteley

    Collisions and rucking: Philip Lemmer

    Technical analyst: Wynand Ellis

    Team physician: Rob Collins

    Physiotherapist: Preven Appalsamy

    Strength and conditioning: Rupert Oberholster

    Biokineticist: Jannie Klingbiel

    Team manager: Mustapha Boomgaard

    Assistant team manager: Johane Singwane

    Massage: Ram Khumalo and Carol Dickson

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