Lions head coach Swys De Bruin has committed to the franchise, giving them assurance for next year’s Super Rugby, in spite of potential Springbok opportunities.
De Bruin, earlier this year, helped the Springboks as an attacking consultant during their tests against Wales and England, making an immediate impact.
Upon return to Super Rugby he’s coached the Lions to another Super Rugby final, to be played against the Crusaders on Saturday.
While there are talks that De Bruin will link up with the Springboks again for the Rugby Championship, he has given assurance that he will honour his Super Rugby contract and remain Lions coach for next year.
The coach told Netwerk24“My contract expires after next year’s Super Rugby competition and I intend to honour it.”
He will however not be coaching the Lions for the Currie Cup, meaning he could act again as part of the Springbok management team during the Rugby Championship.
“For me there’s no doubt that Rassie’s on the right track. You can clearly see the focus to be ready for the World Cup and that’s why new combinations are being tested. That’s how things are done,” De Bruin said in June, expressing his enjoyment in being part of the Bok fold.