The Cheetahs have named Izak van der Westhuizen as the replacement for outgoing forwards coach Corniel van Zyl.
It was confirmed last week that Van Zyl was exiting the Bloemfontein-based franchise to take up an offer from English club London Irish.
Van der Westhuizen has coached the union’s junior teams since 2015, following a successful playing career with the Cheetahs from 2007-2012. He also had a stint with Scottish side Edinburgh between 2012-2014 but retired from the game shortly after due to a series of concussions.
During the 2018 and 2019 seasons, he was an assistant with the senior team, helping to coach the line-outs.
- TEAMtalk media