Wednesday, 14 August 2019 08:39

 

Swys de Bruin has stepped down from his position as the Springboks’ attack consultant a month before the World Cup.

The announcement was made this morning and SA Rugby has confirmed that De Bruin advised the Springbok management that he wished to be released from his role due to personal and medical reasons.

Rassie Erasmus, in his capacity as the coach and SA Rugby’s director of rugby, thanked De Bruin for all he has done for the national team in the last year.

‘Swys made a great contribution to the squad in his time with us and I’d like to thank him on behalf of his fellow management and the players he has worked with in the past 12 months,’ said Erasmus.

He returned home after the Springboks drew with New Zealand in Wellington, marking the second time this year he has returned from New Zealand for medical reasons.

He was not involved in the preparations for the Salta game, where the Springboks won the Rugby Championship, and is not currently involved in preparations for Saturday’s test match against Argentina at Loftus Versfeld.