Additional reporting by AFP.
The Waratahs have confirmed the departure of assistant coach
Simon Cron, with reports saying he is set to join outgoing All Blacks coach
Steve Hansen at Japanese Top League outfit Verblitz.
The Tahs did not reveal where Cron was heading, saying only
they were disappointed and “he will be sorely missed”.
New Zealand skipper Kieran Read has already confirmed he is
going to Toyota after the All Blacks’ bid for a third successive World Cup in
Japan later this year.
Persistent rumours say outgoing All Blacks coach Steve
Hansen is also poised to join the club and wants Cron, a fellow Kiwi, onboard.
Cron, the nephew of All Blacks scrum coach Mike Cron, was
considered a potential head coach at the Waratahs after forging their
once-fragile pack into a competitive unit.
All in all, we’re set for an epic weekend of fixtures with the South African conference being the most intriguing of the lot. South African darlings, the Lions, have gone from being the team to beat to being rooted at the bottom of the conference log.
Overall, the season has been unpredictable. And there’s no doubt this weekend will dish up more of the same. Here’s what you can expect.
Super Rugby fixtures: Round 12
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Crusaders vs Sharks – Friday, 9:35
Reds vs Sunwolves – Friday, 11:45
Hurricanes vs Rebels – Saturday, 7:15
Highlanders vs Chiefs – Saturday, 9:35
Brumbies vs Blues – Saturday, 11:45
Bulls vs Waratahs – Saturday, 15:05
Jaguares vs Stormers – Saturday, 21:40
Super Rugby: Latest log and conference standings
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