Russell Winter to join WP Rugby

PUBLISHED: October 28, 2015

Highly-rated forwards coach Russell Winter will join Western Province Rugby as of November 1, 2015, which will we see him serve as the DHL Stormers’ forwards coach under new boss Eddie Jones.

Winter – who played at Super Rugby level for the Cats and Sharks – will make the move to the Cape after coaching the Golden Lions’ Under-21 and Vodacom Cup teams between 2011 and 2015.

WP Director of Rugby Gert Smal commented: “We have followed Russell’s career very closely and believe he can add massive value at Western Province Rugby.

“He brings huge tactical nous, having worked as an assistant and head coach for some time now, and is technically very strong in all aspects of forward play. I look forward to seeing how he fits into Eddie’s coaching team.”

Winter, who turned 40 in July, will work under Eddie Jones in the new-look Super Rugby competition, serving as an assistant coach alongside Robbie Fleck (attack) and Paul Treu (defence), with Vlok Cilliers continuing in his role as kicking coach.

Winter will also be involved with the DHL Western Province team at Absa Currie Cup level, where he will join John Dobson (head coach) and Dawie Snyman (attack), as well as Treu and Cilliers, on the coaching staff.

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