COACH'S CORNER

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Loffie Eloff

Game Dynamics

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Andre Pretorius

Special Plays

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Jaque Fourie

Special Plays

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Richard Visagie

Forwards

Scrum

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PJ van Zyl

Forwards

Lineout

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Albertus Buckle

Forwards

Breakdown

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PJ Vermeulen

Backs

Attack

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Marnus Hugo

Backs

Defense

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Monty Dumont

Backs

Kicking

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Dr Wilbur Kraak

Attack Coach

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Oloff Berg

Special plays

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Dr Gerhard Jordaan

Conditioning

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Henning Gericke

Sport Psychologist

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Riaan Barnard

Technical Analyst

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Freek Burger

Referee’s

M.A.D

Making a difference

Gaining the Competitive Edge

alternative Introduction “Lets Tour”
alternative Boland Cavaliers best tries 2001 Winning the 1st Division
alternative Song “If we Believe” written by Gath Luke (Band Fevertree) and Coach Loffie for the Lions Super Rugby campaign. Background singers Ernest Joubert, Jaco Pretorius, Anton van Zyl

 

alternative Motivational video for the Baby Boks in 2005 when they won the IRB Junior World Cup
alternative Prime Circle performing their great song “live this life” used in motivational video for Lions
alternative Kicking Clinic for young boys held at Paarl Gymnasium by Vlok Cilliers

 

alternative Motivational video for the 2006 Baby Boks
alternative Great tries scored by the Lions
alternative Motivational Video for Baby Boks in 2004

 

alternative Lions teambuilding in Upington at “Khamkirri”

 

LATEST ARTICLES

THE LONELY LIFE OF A RUGBY COACH

01/20

I was inspired writing this article because of my own experience, watching Super Rugby and seeing the stress that the coaches are under, often chatting to my fellow coaches, good coaches that has been fired.

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RUGBY FROM THE BUNKERS

03/20

The corona virus has brought the whole world to a standstill and the sports world is also hugely affected by this quick spreading virus. Tournaments are put on hold, tours and events all over the world have been cancelled. The buzz word now is “isolation”.

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RUGBY vs LOCKDOWN

04/20

I am pretty sure that most of us had to adapt and make changes to adhere to the regulations and laws during this national lockdown. This feels typical like home arrest with limited freedom of movement.

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“How old must you be to become a referee?”

03/20

“How old must you be to become a referee?” That is a question we often hear from schoolboys who want to take up refereeing. The answer is, you can become a referee at any age! We would suggest that you join your local provincial referee society at any age in high school. They will assist you in joining and thereafter take you through the refereeing courses and then start to give you practical experience at your local school games.

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101 Hints For Referees - THE OBJECT OF GAME.

03/20

In the first of a series of articles written by experienced South African test referee and citing officer, Freek Burger, we look at some extremely valuable hints for referees. Where better to start than at the beginning, the object of the beautiful game of rugby.

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101 Hints For Referees - GETTING READY.

03/20

In the second installment of our weekly 101 Hints For Referees series by world renowned ex referee, Freek Burger, we look at the referee’s preparation in the week leading up to the game.

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101 Hints For Referees - GETTING READY PART 2.

04/23

In our third article in the 101 Hints for Referees series, compiled by Freek Burger, we are still in the “GETTING READY” phase before the referee’s game.

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101 Hints For Referees - HINTS 6,7&8.

04/30

Look and act like a REFEREE.A neat appearance is important. This not only boosts your confidence ,it is also good for building respect and trust for you as an official...

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101 Hints For Referees - REFEREE HINTS 9 TO 12.

05/15

THE TOSS.
It is often difficult to get teams out of their changing room. Try to have the toss completed as early as possible. However, this still does not guarantee that the teams will run onto the field on time.

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101 Hints For Referees - REFEREE HINTS 13 TO 18

05/20

KICK-OFF.
Remind yourself that the spectators did not come to see you. Try to be as unobtrusive as possible.

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101 Hints For Referees - REFEREE HINTS 19 - 21

05/20

BODY LANGUAGE AND FOCUS.
Despite the desirability of being unobtrusive, you should behave decisively.

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