Italy get Venter boost

Date published: October 21 2016

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Former Saracens coach Brendan Venter announced that he will act as a defence consultant for the Italian national side.

Venter who says his priority is still his medical practice will assist the Azzurri during the November internationals.

“I already mentioned to Allister Coetzee two months ago that I’ve accepted an offer of defensive consultant at Italy,” Venter told Netwerk24.

“It’s a short-term deal, because my focus is mainly on my medical practice. In rugby, I currently only do consultation work. My focus as consultant will be on their defensive structures. I’ll always have South Africa rugby’s best interests at heart.”

Italy play New Zealand on the 12th of November and then South Africa on the 19th of November.

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