Stormers sign Russell Winter as forwards coach

Russell Winter will coach the Stormers forwards

Western Province and the Stormers have signed forwards coach Russell Winter to work under new head coach Eddie Jones for the 2016 Super Rugby season.

Winter will join from the start of November after coaching the Golden Lions’ Under-21 and Vodacom Cup teams between 2011 and 2015.

Winter will be know to some fans from his playing days at Super Rugby level for the Cats and Sharks.

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

“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 Western Province team at 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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