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Here’s What Tony Brown Can Bring to the Springboks

Check out what the new Kiwi recruit can bring to the South African coaching staff.

Jeremy Proome



The Springboks have made a bold move by bringing in former Otago and Highlanders coach Tony Brown into the coaching staff, and it could be a stroke of genius given Brown’s penchant for attacking rugby and thinking outside-of-the-box.

This approach would combine well with Rassie Erasmus’ unorthodox style and synchronise well with Jacques Nienaber’s defensive know-how (assuming the World Cup-winning coach will return to the Boks following a stint with Leinster, that is), providing the Boks with some tricks up their sleeve for the future.

The former All Black has a love for elaborate backline moves that completely bamboozle the defence, as was showcased particularly with his time coaching Otago and the Highlanders. One of this most notable concoctions was the below:

And you can check out the breakdown of how the move works, below:

Combining the brute force and efficiency of the South African gameplan with a more unpredictable attacking style could add some serious firepower to the Springbok arsenal, as well as fill the void left by another Bok coaching staff member Felix Jones, who has joined England.

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