Leinster flanker Josh van der Flier has hailed the impression of Jacques Nienaber on the Irish outfit, highlighting the previous Springbok coach’s detail-oriented method.
The 2-time World Cup winner joined the membership as senior coach final month, and has wasted little time sharing his experience.
Famend for his defensive work on the Boks, DHL Stormers and Munster, Nienaber has overseen three victories for Leinster together with wins within the Champions Cup towards defending champions La Rochelle and Sale Sharks.
Talking in a wide-ranging interview with The Irish Occasions, Van der Flier touched on the affect of Nienaber at Leinster whereas praising the 51-year-old’s meticulous consideration to element.
“Jacques is sensible. One factor about him, it’s arduous to explain it actually, I discover he actually evokes you. I’d be going right into a sport desirous to defend for him. He’s a very inspirational individual in that approach,” he mentioned.
“The quantity of labor he places in is unimaginable. I’ve had a couple of glimpses at his laptop computer when he’s been displaying me issues and he places an enormous quantity of labor into defence and goes into the tiniest particulars.
“It’s sensible to have him in. One other a part of it’s that he clearly brings all of the expertise from two World Cup-winning groups and he’s acquired a whole lot of knowledge in that approach as properly.”
“I’ve had a couple of glimpses at his laptop computer when he’s been displaying me issues and he places an enormous quantity of labor into defence and goes into the tiniest particulars.
“In addition to that, I’ve had a couple of chats, him displaying me clips or speaking issues by means of and he’s been good for me by way of issues I can develop in my sport. I believe it’s been the identical for lads all throughout the board.”
Van der Flier added: “You see from the way in which South Africa defended within the World Cup, I don’t know if we’re defending precisely the way in which he had them defending nevertheless it’s [about] placing a whole lot of stress on and a whole lot of emphasis on the way in which you deal with.
“Final week and this week have been my first time listening to him chat earlier than video games and he’s actually good at getting the emotional pitch proper earlier than video games. He’s been sensible.”