The Lions will complete their tour of New Zealand without coach Swys de Bruin, whilst defence coach Joey Mongalo is facing an internal disciplinary hearing, as reported by rugby365.com on Thursday/
The longstanding mentor has returned to South Africa ahead of the team’s Super Rugby Round 10 encounter with the Chiefs in Hamilton on Friday.
Lions Rugby Company CEO Rudolf Straeuli confirmed that De Bruin is on his way back from New Zealand.
The Chiefs are clear favourites on their home ground, but the last time these two teams went head to head – back in Round Two 2016, ironically at this venue – the Lions created history.
It was the Lions first-ever (and only) win over the Chiefs in New Zealand.
After a dreadful start to Super Rugby in 2019, the Chiefs have turned their season around and have won three games on the bounce.
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