Monty back with Boks

Peter de Villiers will use Percy Montgomery as a kicking coach for the Springboks.

De Villiers told E-News that Montgomery will be used when the squad joins for the British & Irish Lions series. With Montgomery’s 102-Test experience De Villiers added that he will be more than just a kicking consultant, but also a mentor within the side who could help in most areas of the game.

The move is a positive one as the Boks prepare for the Lions and specialists such as Montgomery will only aid the hosts, especially in the crucial areas of tactical and goal-kicking.

Montgomery was used by the Stormers in the early parts of this year’s Super 14 due to Conrad Jantjes’ first injury, but has since taken a back seat to give youngsters a chance to prove themselves.