Nienaber back in SA as Leinster take on Lions

Nienaber back in SA as Leinster take on Lions

Former Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber is back in South Africa with Leinster for Saturday’s United Rugby Championship game against the Lions at Ellis Park. 

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber

The Irish giants are on top of the URC log and will also play in the semifinals of the Champions Cup. 

“It has been a pleasure to have him on board,” said Leinster head coach Leo Cullen ahead of the clash. 

“He works very hard in terms of the detail he brings to the team from a defensive point of view, and a lot of other aspects of the game. 

“He has been a fantastic addition, and credit to everyone at the clubs for allowing us to bring him here in the first place as well.” 

The Sharks and Glasgow Warriors kick off the weekend’s United Rugby Championship action in Scotland on Friday evening.

On Saturday, the Lions will welcome Nienaber’s Leinster side to Ellis Park, and the Bulls will face Munster at Loftus. 

Then, the Stormers will host Ospreys in Cape Town. 

Leinster is currently on top of the log with eleven victories out of 13 matches, followed by Glasgow and the Bulls. 

The Stormers are fifth, the Lions eleventh, and the Sharks 13th out of the 16 teams.


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