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Ackermann Appointed

By Cherry Picker
April 3 2017

It's looking more and more likely that newly appointed Head Coach Johan Ackermann will be managing a side in the European Champions Cup next season. The superb finale against Cardiff Blues setting Gloucs up for a Challenge Cup semi against La Rochelle ....

The Springbok will inherit a side which has gone from last ditch losers to a side which turns it on as the clock runs down.

Trailing 26-20 to Blues  we scored three tries in 13 minutes crushed the visitors and sent the home side through 46-26. Gloucester's Jonny May scores a try during the European Challenge Cup quarter final at Kingsholm Sta

Tom Marshall scored two with Jonny May (right), Ross Moriarty, Henry Purdy and Mark Atkinson all crossing Billy Twelvetrees had something to prove and converted four with Billy Burns notching a penalty and a conversion.

It was a pulsating game and an encourgaing one for 47 year old  Ackermann . He's currently the Head Coach of the Lions  and will come over once the  Super Rugby season is over.

He has 13 caps, a wiunner at the 2007 World Cup d has played for The Blue Bulls, The Lions, The Griquas and the Sharks as well as getting vital English experience with Saints.


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