No defence coach for Cheetahs

Date published: January 8 2014

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské has revealed that the side will not be appointing a new defence coach to replace Michael Horak.

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské has revealed that the side will not be appointing a new defence coach to replace Michael Horak.

Horak has joined the Eastern Province Kings on a five-year deal but will not link up his new side until the middle of March, due to his commitments with Varsity Cup side Shimlas.

Once his stint as director of rugby with Shimlas is completed Horak will then move to Port Elizabeth, meaning that he will continue to help out the Cheetahs in the opening rounds of the Super Rugby tournament until he moves.

Horak will communicate with the team via Skype and email, as he did during last year's championship.

The defensive responsibilities will now be shared amongst the Cheetahs coaching staff.

“We decided on a defensive system last year. It worked well and we'll keep following it,” Drotské told Volksblad.

“Everyone knows how it works and it's just about keeping everyone on their toes.”

Drotské also revealed that a backs coach would be appointed in the near future.

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