Following his shock depature from the Lions, the Southern Kings have today announced that Swys de Bruin has joined their team as a coaching consultant.
De Bruin is a widely sought-after rugby brain and joins the side with a wealth of coaching experience having recently been the attack coach of the Springboks team as well as Head Coach of the Lions from 2017 until earlier this year. He has also previously coached the Sharks, Griquas and South Africa Under-21.
The 59-year-old officially started in his new role on Friday, October 18, ahead of Southern Kings’ tour to Europe. He will be working closely with the coaching team of Robbi Kempson, Vuyo Zangqa and Braam van Straaten.
“We are excited to have Swys de Bruin joining the Southern Kings as a coaching consultant,” Southern Kings Chairman, Loyiso Dotwana, confirmed.
“Swys is one of the most respected and sought-after coaches in South Africa. His vast knowledge of the game and international experience will be of great value to our team.
“We are also confident that his input and contribution will be beneficial to our coaching team and the playing personnel. Swys’ philosophy is known to be that of producing attractive rugby which is in line with what we are set on achieving at the Isuzu Southern Kings.”