He has got unfinished business‚ so Lions coach Swys de Bruin is staying put for two more years. Having steered the Lions to a third successive Super Rugby final in 2018 (the first two as assistant coach under Johan Ackermann)‚ De Bruin says he is not drawn to the bling. “To improve what we are doing and play a better brand‚” he said when asked what his outstanding objectives might be. “To make a difference in their lives, we can then maybe have a bonus and get the right Cups. But it is not about the Cup. It is about reaching maximum potential in this team. We are not there yet. We are striving to get there. It looks very promising, I must say.” De Bruin, who took over from Ackermann at the end of the 2017 Super Rugby campaign‚ solidified his position by guiding the team to a third successive final. After a wobbly start this season the Lions top the SA conference and De Bruin wants to continue the trajectory. He derives huge satisfaction from players fulfilling their potential. “I lo...

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