JOHANNESBURG – The Lions have confirmed that regular conditioning coach, Ivan van Rooyen, will lead the team during this year’s Currie Cup campaign.
Van Rooyen did the job last year as well and he’ll again fill the role this season because Super Rugby boss Swys de Bruin will be involved as the Springboks’ attack coach until after the World Cup.
The Lions kick off their campaign with a match against the Pumas on July 13.
It is still not known, however, who’ll be Van Rooyen’s assistant coaches.
Super Rugby backs coach Neil de Bruin, forwards boss Philip Lemmer and scrum guru Julian Redelinghuys are likely to continue in their roles in the Currie Cup, but there is believed to be uncertainty around defence coach Joey Mongalo continuing in his role.