Johan Ackermann

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Johan Ackermann said : “I’m hoping he will bring a bit of confidence in that back three, with that experience he has from the World Cup,” External link

citizen Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I think if we can create space for him and give him hopefully enough quality ball, he could show why he is so highly rated,” “Hopefully he still has that finishing touch he has showcased over the last few seasons because every time he is in possession he brings that X-factor with the many tries he has scored” External link

citizen Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I think he can also help a lot with the Japanese players around him – the wings and whoever will play at fullback – so that’s my expectation, that he will bring the same energy and also maybe score a lot of tries for us,” “He is just a fantastic player and I just want him to enjoy the ride, and when that happens we will hopefully tick the right boxes” External link

citizen Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann told ( about Ntt Docomo ) : "The challenge with Docomo is that traditionally they haven't done too well, so one's work is cut out," External link

news24 Friday, June 26, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann told : "He's still very much in the infancy of his career," External link

news24 Monday, June 22, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Ntt Docomo ) : "The pace of Japanese rugby is quite quick," "I asked Docomo what they believe our requirements were and they noted that we need another lock/flanker like Lourens. I know Ruan from his junior years at Monument and the Lions. I always believed he had potential. I asked him if he would be interested and he responded in kind" External link

news24 Monday, June 22, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann told : "A new chapter lies ahead for Ruan," External link

news24 Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "It's part of his development and growth," "If Ruan can pick up his form and perform consistently, there can undoubtedly fall something in place for him (in terms of an international call-up). Yet one shouldn't get ahead of oneself. He should just continue to enjoy his rugby and keep on working hard" External link

news24 Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "I believe his versatility is a good thing. He played in all three positions of the loose trio as well as lock at the Lions. At Gloucester he hasn't been selected in the second row yet, but he's played everywhere else. I really don't think it will harm his prospects because he's really comfortable," "But if you ask him personally, he'd say he really enjoys eighthman" External link

news24 Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "He had to prove himself all over again when we came to England, just like he had to do at the Lions," External link

news24 Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "He's had to adapt his game. Conditions are fundamentally different. It's not such a big change for Ruan because he really relishes contact and the physicality of English rugby. But the freedom we had at the Lions is rare," "It limits instinctive play a bit, you can't just do what you want. I think he's dealt with that change really well" External link

news24 Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "I'm very proud of him," External link

news24 Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann told : "You'll always harbour the hope that you can coach at international level," External link

news24 Saturday, June 20, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "I really grew as a coach there because you continuously had to deal with players of differing backgrounds, cultures and playing styles. I won't lie, it was also interesting to constantly have to coach in English," "The challenge is that you still want that variety of personalities to come together under your philosophy for the team. It was immensely satisfying to see how players who came out of a conservative coaching environment could express themselves, or learnt skills they simply didn't possess when they arrived. It's wonderful when those things come together" External link

news24 Saturday, June 20, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "Ruan is still in England, and staying put. [He] has two months to go before he qualifies to play for England and he'd very much like to have that opportunity as an option. What that might lead to, and what he decides after that, is up to him. He'll make a call on his career at a later stage," External link

polandsun Monday, May 18, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Look, this virus has been a big blow to everyone, and the financial impact is massive,” External link

gloucestercitizen Sunday, May 17, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "As I understood it the general position was that players should tell their franchise that they receive an offer. However, I was not actually sure if any such provision was in Rohan's contract," External link

news24 Friday, April 24, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann added : “We always know that they have got the talent, if you look at the team that they can put out and the x-factor that they have got so it is going to be a massive challenge definitely and a bigger challenge than what we have played them with in the past” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “He’s a new man. He’s been really positive and his emotions are in a good place,” External link

gloucestercitizen Friday, February 28, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We got in the car and drove to my hotel, and then in front of the hotel, I felt someone with a gun coming into the car, pointing the gun against my head and telling me to turn off the car,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “They could identify that we had been followed from the place where we had lunch to the hotel,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I had a lot of messages from team-mates afterwards saying they were sorry to hear what had happened and to get back to Gloucester safely and soon,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I don’t think it would be that strange to him because he’s played in the Premiership and there are a few guys he probably would’ve played against,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, February 26, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “If they do give him an opportunity I feel he’s grown enough to get a crack if he’s the next guy in line,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, February 26, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I think we’re a week or so until Jamal will be back,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, February 25, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It looks like if he passes one or two tests he’ll have a faster return than we’re hoping for,” “He’s got a chance this week. We thought it would be a longer time but he’s responded well to treatment and the surgeon is happy that he didn’t need any surgical process so that’s good news for us” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, February 25, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Jason Woodward ) : “Jason is not ready yet. He’s not progressed enough to be in contention” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, February 25, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We obviously hope that he’s selected,” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Joe Simpson ) : “Unfortunately for Joe it’s more serious than we expected so he’s going to be out for eight to 12 weeks,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, February 18, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Willi Heinz ) : “It shows you how quickly things can change and how important those games were that we gave him that experience,” “He’s been in our system quite a while now and he probably learnt quite a lot from Willi Heinz and Cal so we’re confident they both can make the step up” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, February 18, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We’ve still got a few (injured) but it is looking better than a few weeks ago” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann told : "For me it's massively disappointing, the whole performance, but we expected to have more ball, more composure on our first-phase attack, but we never saw the ball," External link

yahoo-au Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann told : "For me it's massively disappointing, the whole performance, but we expected to have more ball, more composure on our first-phase attack, but we never saw the ball," External link

afp-english Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Obviously it’s a decision Saracens have made and a decision that the Premiership board has made,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, January 20, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Well I think they were highly motivated because it’s probably the only competition that means something for them otherwise it’s a bit of a tough one with the situation they’re in,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, January 20, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It’s a tough situation because I think all the squads are already planned and spent a lot so only time will tell what will happen with that situation,” “We had a big focus on Toulouse and we’ve got a massive game next week against Bristol and that will get our full attention at the moment” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, January 20, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I’m really proud of the guys’ effort to go right to the end,” "They fought hard but obviously the scrum was a bit under pressure and we started to make more errors in the second half. Joe Tekori of Toulouse dives over to score his side's first try (Image: Getty Images) “They don’t give up, this group. You look at the front row with (Alex) Seville, and Henry (Walker) and Toddy (Gleave), and (Ciaran) Knght, it’s a big stage for them. They will learn from this, grow from this. “Lloydy (Evans), it was a big game for him as well in his career with a bit of pressure on what the outcome will be. “If you’ve got a full squad hopefully it can go better but I’m proud of those guys and the whole squad. “That’s what you need is hard work and passion but obviously Toulouse must need a lot of credit as well, how they pounced on every mistake we made" External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, January 20, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Val showed a lot of character. He gave us 40 minutes and fought through, so I was proud of his effort,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, January 20, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Obviously Saracens are in the media for the wrong reasons but I wonder what Toulouse’s budget is and you have to compete against them,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, January 20, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann added : "What happened to him in the last few weeks is already a successful season in my view for him," External link

icWales Friday, January 17, 2020 8:27:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “That’s going to be his challenge for the next couple of seasons because people are going to study you more, learn about you more and you must keep evolving,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It’s going to be a great individual battle if Louis plays against Kolbe because Kolbe will test you,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Danny Cipriani ) : “It’s not nice to lose any player through injury, especially Danny, he’s a quality player” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "For his young age, Louis has a very mature attitude, a willingness to work hard, and a commitment to rugby," External link

irishsun Monday, January 13, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "For his young age, Louis has a very mature attitude, a willingness to work hard, and a commitment to rugby," External link

afp-en Monday, January 13, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I think he’s an under-estimated player,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, January 8, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It can be this week but if we want him 100 per cent, probably another week or so but it’s a day by day thing because he’s struggled with the injury and now it’s progressing really nice” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We’re first of all going to get four props ready in our own ranks,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We’ve enlarged the number preparing for the weekend so nobody can be caught off guard not knowing how they are playing,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Last week he showed signs again of the concussion but over the weekend and so far he’s ticking all the boxes so there’s a good chance he’ll be available” External link

bathchronicle Friday, January 3, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “He just came in as an academy guy and I’m sure he’s been signed up, but for how long he’s been signed up I’m not sure,” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, January 2, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Last week he showed signs again of the concussion but over the weekend and so far he’s ticking all the boxes so there’s a good chance he’ll be available” External link

bathchronicle Tuesday, December 31, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Jaco Kriel ) : “Jaco is (out) at least until March,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, December 30, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Last week he showed signs again of the concussion but over the weekend and so far he’s ticking all the boxes so there’s a good chance he’ll be available” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, December 30, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “If Ollie’s not available, we’re fortunate now that Charlie is fit. We’ve still got Matt Banahan available, so we’ve got cover,” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, December 26, 2019 1:42:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “My wife and my daughter are in South Africa, they flew back, so we celebrated a little bit on Saturday,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, December 24, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "I hope we keep signing him! This has all come on quickly. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:18:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “He’s in the process of returning. He passed the first tick but obviously there are a few steps the protocol demands,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, December 23, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “After today’s training and tomorrow’s training, he has got certain things he has to pass in his assessments but we hope Jake Polledri will be back,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, December 23, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "I hope we keep signing him! This has all come on quickly. " External link

icWales Monday, December 23, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “International is a big step up, it is the best of the best,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, December 21, 2019 3:55:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “When you play a young player you see a lot of good things in training and you hope that he can transfer that onto the playing field,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, December 21, 2019 3:55:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We want to look at our squad and all those players you mentioned out of contract, the club will talk to them and hopefully there will be an agreement or some outcome sooner rather than later” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, December 17, 2019 8:42:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “The club is in negotiations with Tom and we’d obviously like to keep him,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:53:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “At the moment I don’t know if they will be involved but we’ll only make that decision if we’ve got more info on the injuries,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, December 10, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We want to represent the club as good as we can,” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, December 5, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Discipline, we have to improve on,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, December 3, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It is a game that we will look back at probably at the end of the season and say how did we lose this,” “There were a lot of opportunities to score more tries but, then again, in the whole 80 minutes there were too many mistakes, simple handling errors or maybe a discipline where we release pressure through a penalty but it wasn’t a good enough 80-minute performance apart from set pieces” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, December 3, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We know that people are disappointed and we personally are very disappointed,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, December 3, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about David Humphreys ) : "David (Humphreys, director of rugby) will answer that. I think they’re in the process of talking between the clubs and Cal and what his future is holding" External link

gloucestercitizen Sunday, December 1, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Jaco Kriel ) : “Jaco Kriel is the only one from the weekend that looks doubtful as he’s struggling with a foot injury and they’re still investigating to see the term he will be out” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:47:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I know his name has been mentioned around but I think it’s been mentioned at all the clubs,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It’s a fluid thing the whole time. We talk constantly about players but we first want to get through the current squad and make sure that everybody that wants to stay on is sorted out before we move on further” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann added : “We’ll deal with everyone individually and make sure we get the squad we want to and then we can see what positions we need to strengthen. It’s all up to the salary cap and what we can afford or not” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “He was replaced with an ankle injury so we will have to reassess that as well,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, November 25, 2019 1:29:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It’s always a question in hindsight you can ask but then we never would have known what we’ve got in some of these players,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, November 25, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I think that’s just common sense that it’s going to be a red card,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, November 25, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It’s part of our process. If this was a semi final or a must win game to put you in a play-off position then we’d probably tend to go for the test and trialled experienced players but we do see this as a great opportunity to also look at our squad,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, November 23, 2019 3:02:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It’s always difficult to leave any player out,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, November 23, 2019 3:02:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “That’s not really a topic I want to get involved in,” External link

citizen Thursday, November 21, 2019 12:16:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Franco Mostert ) : “Franco is a great character and I think the players have already enjoyed him in his couple of days here because of the training energy he brings and the work ethic he brings and obviously his experience,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Apart from that, it looks like Ollie Thorley will be back from his injury,” “He’s testing well and he’s passed so far all the markers and the rest of the squad is fine” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We will see how he fits in, how he trains and everything,” “He has a week to get back to the hang of things and then we will see where we are as a group and then make that choice, but it will be nice to know that he is back and available” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, November 16, 2019 4:38:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We can reassess the way we are as a team and look at the team and freshen up,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, November 16, 2019 4:38:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Joe Simpson ) : “It came from the back of good defence which was great to work that hard and to get a great finish from Joe,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, November 16, 2019 4:38:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “He wasn’t comfortable and felt he couldn’t perform at his best so we felt that we didn’t want to risk a player at this stage. We thought a rest would be better,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, November 16, 2019 3:10:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “In the times he's played for us he’s a quality 10 but, to me, he brought something different at 12 because he’s got the vision of a 10,” External link

icWales Friday, November 15, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “The thing that makes it bad was he was one of our outstanding players,” External link

icWales Friday, November 15, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We spent a lot of time on it,” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, November 14, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It’s just the small thing where somebody misses a lift or the throw was half a foot too high and it’s just the timings,” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, November 14, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Danny Cipriani ) : “He’s not in the form of last season, I mean we can’t be blind on that but then again we know the quality Danny’s got,” “As a coaching staff sometimes it's that fine line to keep backing the player, to give him that opportunity and hopefully you can work through that bad period, like anything in life you work through the hard times, and then it clicks somewhere” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, November 12, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Any player goes through cycles of form and the reality is I don’t think we as a team have played well,” “Sale we scraped through, Wasps we scored four brilliant tries but it was a wet day and a few things went our way, we played bits and pieces in the last two games so as a team we haven’t played well so to put it down to one guy..” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, November 12, 2019 9:22:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Danny Cipriani ) : “He’s not in the form of last season, I mean we can’t be blind on that but then again we know the quality Danny’s got,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, November 12, 2019 9:22:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We’re probably not the lucky ones to be in the week they’ve got that news because now they’re going to be backs against the wall and they’re probably going to start this weekend as must-win games,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, November 5, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Not if we play like we did at the weekend,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, November 5, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Ed Slater ) : “There are a few guys that we will keep away from contact and train a bit later during the week but the main injury is Ed Slater,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:34:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Danny Cipriani ) : “At the moment it is very positive about Danny (Cipriani). It is more of a precaution that he is not training at the moment but we have to make a final decision by Thursday because otherwise he wouldn't have trained at all and you lose time then to prepare the other guys for the game, so we will know exactly where we stand by Thursday” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:34:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about John Mitchell ) : “I’ve been in contact with John, just congratulating him on their success,” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, October 31, 2019 11:42:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Willi Heinz ) : “Obviously we’ve been in contact with Willi. We first congratulated him with the amazing win that England had and well done all the staff and players of England, it was just a phenomenal performance but then obviously we heard the news and there’s not much we can say that will make it better,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, October 29, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We’re still waiting for the final prognosis. We know he’s got a hammy strain,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, October 29, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Callum Braley and Jake Polledri have the inside lane when it comes to detail,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:09:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It’s just a precaution to keep him out of contact at the moment but he’s fine so we’re very pleased that there’s no further damage,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “He’s just got a broken nose so he’s got some blue eyes but apart from that he cleared his HIA testing and he’s already fully trained and he’s fully ready to go,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “At half time, we said ‘boys, don’t panic. There are a lot of opportunities out there, all we need to do is look after the ball and keep doing what we believe in. We came in with a certain plan and we keep doing it’” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, October 19, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We’ve won it, we lost it almost and we won it again,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, October 19, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “The first one was a tough one because I missed the pre-season and the season was right on top of us when I came,” External link

gloucestercitizen Friday, October 18, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “The rest of the group are quite healthy and long may that continue because we’re going to rely a lot on the squad” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, October 15, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “He just loves playing with the ball, he’s keen to do anything for the team,” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, October 3, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It’s a different pre-season not because of the time span but because we couldn’t organise friendlies,” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:56:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “He’s been captain for two seasons, has done a tremendous job and it’s not like he’s gone for the whole season, he’s still back whenever the World Cup is finished, determined by England’s progression,” External link

gloucestercitizen Sunday, August 25, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “The fact we gave him the responsibility of a leader for me enhanced his game because now he’s a natural leader in his position as a nine but also because he’s the leader he can speak and he’s got the authority to speak and that has given him a lot of confidence,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I’m very proud of him and well deserved,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We’ve got the opportunity with the medical side of things with Henry and Chibba (Hanson) to see if we can strengthen those positions,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, August 20, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Heineken Cup ) : “We’ve lost two scrum-halves to the World Cup so that already means we have to use our academy nine and it’s great exposure for him,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, August 20, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I can’t really comment on that because I’ll probably be biased,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, August 19, 2019 8:29:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Charlie Sharples ) : “The only injury we picked up in pre-season that was unforeseen was Charlie Sharples,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, August 19, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “They will have a late return but they’re on schedule of expectation of where the injuries must be at this time after the operation,” “But then again it’s injuries we can’t fast-track. You have to fulfil the sixth or seventh or eighth month so they’ve still got a long way to go” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, August 19, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "The past two seasons have been incredibly enjoyable for me and I feel very proud to be a part of such an amazing club. " External link

bathchronicle Friday, May 31, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "The past two seasons have been tough but enjoyable," External link

afp-english Wednesday, May 29, 2019 6:48:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “They play consistently at the same standard,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, May 25, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "I’m so proud of him. It’s always a big thing when a player joins a club and there’s a bit of pressure on you to perform. " External link

bathchronicle Friday, May 24, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Danny Cipriani ) : "I’m very pleased and so happy for Danny," External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, May 23, 2019 1:19:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann added : "He's probably got the best skill I've seen from a fly-half from an attacking point of view," "He can kick well and he's extremely fast. He knows what he wants in attack and his distribution is top class" External link

bbc Thursday, May 23, 2019 1:17:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I told the players it’s going to be a hard week for me getting 23 out there and a lot of players will be disappointed but it is a squad effort and we need everybody to support each other,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, May 22, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “He’s a bit disappointed because he feels not as good as he wanted to feel but I don’t want to guess now what the outcome will be because we’ll have to re-assess his knee now to see if it’s just a precaution or if it’s something else,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, May 18, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “At this moment we’re considering what minutes we’ve got into the players and who needs game time,” “It’s not finalised yet but it looks like we’ll rotate a few players and get a few players’ opportunities to show what they can do” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, May 16, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I don’t think anything that we achieve on Saturday or even during the season will have an affect on next week,” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, May 16, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann admitted : “Each individual must decide his own future, where he feels his next growth is,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, May 15, 2019 11:48:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about David Humphreys ) : “It’s so good to see people get recognition,” “It must have been picked up what he’s done with the boys in our academy, what he’s done at England Under-20s and obviously they’ve done their homework so it’s good for him but I don’t want to get too involved in that until it’s official and we know exactly what’s going on so we’ll leave that to David and the club” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, May 15, 2019 11:48:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I won’t put him out as a player myself because I haven’t personally spoken about him. It probably came from the agents,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Ollie Thorley has started to train with the team,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, May 14, 2019 4:13:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann admitted : “It’s a race against time for him,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, May 14, 2019 4:13:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Tom to me can start any time,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, April 30, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We didn’t play well enough and that’s the anti-climax,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, April 29, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “After they scored the first try I really felt we let slip a few opportunities,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, April 29, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We won’t rest anybody next week,” “We’ll go as strong as we can, we owe it to our supporters for our last home game and there’s a week after that we can rest players because we’re not in Europe” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, April 29, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "Saracens are the best side in this competition, in my view," External link

irishsun Sunday, April 28, 2019 11:19:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann added : "He is fine. He has just got a sore finger. It is not a break" External link

irishsun Sunday, April 28, 2019 11:19:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "Saracens are the best side in this competition, in my view," External link

afp-en Sunday, April 28, 2019 9:49:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann added : "He is fine. He has just got a sore finger. It is not a break" External link

afp-en Sunday, April 28, 2019 9:49:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann says : “I remember it as if it was yesterday,” “I saw this lock who was all over the field, wearing different-coloured shorts to everyone else. He wasn’t the biggest, but he was incredible” External link

thetimes Sunday, April 28, 2019 4:45:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It’s going to be a mental challenge and a physical challenge, but the big thing is it depends on what angle you look at on the day, we’ve got to play to our standards because we’ve got our goals, we want to keep momentum and make sure we’re ticking all the boxes from our side,” External link

gloucestercitizen Friday, April 26, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I think it’s a fine balance, because at one stage we probably could have done with carrying on playing, keep that momentum going, but then some of those weeks helped us get one or two players back from injury,” External link

gloucestercitizen Friday, April 26, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We don’t want to worry about what’s happening in two or three or four week’s time, we want to keep hammering the stuff we’re training, keep playing to a certain level” External link

gloucestercitizen Friday, April 26, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Billy Twelvetrees ) : “I can just compliment Billy, since I arrived he really sums up the word professional, he’s a tremendous player to have in the squad because of his professional work ethic,” External link

gloucestercitizen Friday, April 26, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Gareth Evans ) : “Gareth is one player at the moment we haven’t extended but obviously that’s not to say we don’t want to keep him, it’s just an ongoing process” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, April 24, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about David Humphreys ) : “We’re still in the process of discussing Henry’s future with the club to see if we can get him to stay and be involved with the club so that’s an ongoing process and David (Humphreys, director of rugby) is on top of that” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, April 24, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Hopefully with this week and no game if it all goes well, Tom Marshall and Charlie (Sharples) will be back,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, April 17, 2019 4:55:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Two names that jump to me are Ed Slater and Danny,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, April 17, 2019 4:55:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We had a very low key week compared to other weeks,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, April 13, 2019 11:06:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We couldn’t get our hands on the ball and we were just not there physically,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, April 13, 2019 11:06:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about error ) : “There are now just five matches left and no room for error for any team. It’s pressure rugby in all games,” External link

chesterfirst Tuesday, April 9, 2019 12:20:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I just told the players I’m tremendously proud of them for the composure they showed,” External link

gloucestercitizen Sunday, April 7, 2019 8:50:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about error ) : “There are now just five matches left and no room for error for any team. It’s pressure rugby in all games,” External link

worcesternews Saturday, April 6, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about error ) : “There are now just five matches left and no room for error for any team. It’s pressure rugby in all games,” External link

yorkpress Saturday, April 6, 2019 5:53:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about error ) : “There are now just five matches left and no room for error for any team. It’s pressure rugby in all games,” External link

newsandstar Saturday, April 6, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I think the time for experiments are almost done,” External link

gloucestercitizen Friday, April 5, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “First of all, I always say if people want to stay at the club it’s good for us as a club that they enjoy the environment and they enjoy the club and they feel it’s a place where they want to extend their careers,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, April 3, 2019 11:41:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Danny Cipriani ) : “I think the challenge for every player is to have consistency and that’s all we can ask of Danny to have consistency in his performance,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, April 3, 2019 11:41:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Danny Cipriani ) : “It’s good to know who’s going to be in that 10 role and he can start developing Lloyd and helping him and the academy guys can learn a lot from him,” “I think Danny’s at a stage in his career where he can be great for our younger players to mentor them and add his experience and hopefully one day when he steps off we will have someone who can play with the same mind and same qualities so it’s good to know now for the next few seasons we’re settled in that position and we can build our attack around that” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, April 3, 2019 11:41:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I suppose theoretically he’s finished for the season,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, April 3, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We were 11 points down and the guys showed a lot of character and belief and got out of that hole and started to score points and swung momentum back to us,” External link

gloucestercitizen Sunday, March 24, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Franco Mostert ) : “They fought well with one or two scrums after the yellow card and when Franco (Mostert) came back and we had the full complement we got that penalty which was crucial to give us the opportunity to get back in the strike zone and take the game away” External link

gloucestercitizen Sunday, March 24, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It’s too early to say for me at the moment,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:02:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I can only speak on my behalf and what I know and that is that he’s signed for next season,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We’re quite comfortable if we’ve got all our props available,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, March 12, 2019 10:50:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “They’re at the stage where they feel the break after the surgery has healed up well,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, March 6, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “The two tries they scored from counter was probably our downfall, that was 12 easy points,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, March 2, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Two yellow cards changed that momentum and the penalty try gave them the lead back,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, March 2, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “If you lose, you’re probably going to look more negatively towards it, if you win you’re probably going to say they’re yellow cards,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, March 2, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “He’s our captain and he’s experienced and he’s got his own X-Factor,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, March 2, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Ben Morgan ) : “Credit must first go to the player himself because when you didn’t have a season like last season when I just came in and didn’t see the best of Ben and he knows it,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Charlie Sharples ) : “Charlie is still a week or so off,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, February 26, 2019 7:06:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Jaco Kriel ) : “Jaco is all cleared and he’s training well so obviously available for selection,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:00:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Charlie’s cast is off. That’s good news so now it’s just how quickly he can get the strength in his hand,” “They say normally it takes a week to two weeks at most so I think Charlie will be available from next week” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:00:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “If they’re not selected for their internationals, they’ll definitely be involved for Friday night’s game unless there’s physically something wrong” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:00:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I think we would have looked back at the game if we didn’t win it and say we left a lot of opportunities out there,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, February 16, 2019 9:48:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann told : “I’ve still got a full season left on my contract, I’m still signed until June 2020 so it’s something that you are thinking of, considering your future and where you want to be but we’ll take it day by day and see when it comes a bit closer to that time where the future lies,” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, February 7, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Joe Simpson ) : “We knew we were looking for a nine with the fact we’re losing Benny,” “The reality is Joe’s name came up with a couple of other names and the fact he’s got that experience and ability to almost give a leadership role as well is something we felt was good for the squad” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, February 7, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We’re proud of him and it’s a deserved chance,” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, January 24, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “As you learn the players you see the character and that’s what I saw with Ollie,” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, January 24, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Obviously he’s going to have quality players around him that will help and support him and he’s got the X-Factor,” “He can beat his opposition with speed and power but also with good footwork so if he’s got top international players around him and a decent set piece he will definitely thrive in that” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, January 24, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “If you ask the players: ‘Do you get a better or bigger challenge?’ They would say: ‘No, this is it.’ It is an opportunity,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, January 10, 2019 9:49:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We are going to need a lot of heart this Friday, because we are playing against a side that is going to play with a lot of heart,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, January 10, 2019 9:49:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I do think that we’re close enough and hopefully they can see there’s still a pathway to play for Wales but it’s up to Wales and how strict they want to be with their ruling,” External link

icWales Tuesday, October 24, 2017 11:47:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "To think where we were in 2014 after a lot of guys left the union and we get together as a new group," External link

news24 Sunday, August 6, 2017 1:42:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "I made a point when Robbie Coetzee got a red card, how I feel about red cards," External link

news24 Saturday, August 5, 2017 9:37:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Rudolf Straeuli ) : "I think Rudolf Straeuli summed it up. He's a great person. When he was man of the match four times, everybody loved him," External link

news24 Saturday, August 5, 2017 9:37:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Willie sent me a message wishing us well and I told him he, too, was part of this journey. Every player who’s worn the jersey has made an impact here,” External link

the-star Friday, August 4, 2017 9:53:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann added : "My respect for the players and how they supported me as a coach will never change," "What they have achieved as a group ... it's a pleasure to wake up in the morning and come all the way from Pretoria to coach these guys. The result on Saturday is not going to change that" External link

news24 Friday, August 4, 2017 8:27:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "I received a message from Willie Britz a couple of days ago wishing me well, and I said to him: 'Willie you're just as much a part of this journey as any of the players'," External link

news24 Thursday, August 3, 2017 9:37:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann told : "I must be honest, I am surprised," External link

news24 Thursday, August 3, 2017 9:47:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "For me, to see 60 000 people here will be the ultimate. I couldn't really ask for more," External link

news24 Wednesday, August 2, 2017 8:39:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It’s amazing I’m so grateful to be in the final again,” External link

the-star Tuesday, August 1, 2017 9:57:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "For me, to see 60 000 people here will be the ultimate. I couldn't really ask for more," External link

news24 Monday, July 31, 2017 8:14:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "For me, to see 60 000 people here will be the ultimate. I couldn't really ask for more," External link

news24 Monday, July 31, 2017 5:06:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann added : "I'm proud of him. The forwards had a great platform for him and the guy was exceptional," External link

news24 Monday, July 31, 2017 9:16:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "Ross is in exceptional form this year and hopefully it keeps on going," "His calmness and decision-making was good. He had a few snipes but, most of all, his defence was good. He was also my man of the match, so credit to him" External link

news24 Monday, July 31, 2017 9:16:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “That’s what I always hoped for, that the day I finished here would be in front of our home fans and on our own field,” External link

taipeitimes Sunday, July 30, 2017 9:05:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "We felt that if we could score behind, 22-10 sounds better than 22-3," External link

news24 Saturday, July 29, 2017 9:16:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "It looked like they put the first half behind them," External link

news24 Saturday, July 29, 2017 9:16:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "For myself, I feel less pressure than last week, purely because this is an 80 minute game and that's all we can control," External link

news24 Saturday, July 29, 2017 11:46:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "It is important for us to look after our own game and keep up with the intensity the Hurricanes bring" External link

iafrica Saturday, July 29, 2017 11:16:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “They’re the defending champions. They had a great win against the Crusaders, beat the Brumbies away from home. They have quality and I believe they’re going to come out and put a lot of pressure on us,” External link

news24 Friday, July 28, 2017 6:45:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "Obviously, we're proud of the boys and how this season went," External link

news24 Friday, July 28, 2017 2:31:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We'll let him have his moment with his family. We have to trust the rest of the squad.‚” External link

thetimes-za Sunday, March 5, 2017 7:46:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “They didn't work hard for it‚” External link

thetimes-za Sunday, March 5, 2017 7:46:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Joost van der Westhuizen ) : “I played with Joost from under-20 to Springbok level and will always treasure the moments we shared‚” “He was always an inspiration and fighter on and off the field and one of the best players I ever played with or against. Our prayers are with the family” External link

thetimes-za Monday, February 6, 2017 9:31:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “The team and I want to thank Warwick for his great contribution to the Lions. His role was massive in making the Union a proud union again. "Warwick’s character was inspiring to the team and you always knew what you got from him and that was 100%‚” External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, January 24, 2017 2:48:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann asked : “Even our computers wouldn’t work, so what didn’t go wrong during the game?” External link

news24 Monday, October 17, 2016 8:02:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann told ( about Malcolm Marx ) : "They bring leadership, they bring experience, playoff experience and they have just played rugby at the highest level. In our view those are positives and in the past it was difficult to make these substitutions because they can upset your rhythms but if you look at the positions, Malcolm (Marx) played for us a week or two ago and he is part of the setup," External link

news24 Friday, October 14, 2016 5:26:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann told ( about Julian Redelinghuys ) : "Julian (Redelinghuys) played for us when he came back from injury and with SA Rugby announcing that it is 23-man squads, there are four props and that is perfect for us. " External link

news24 Friday, October 14, 2016 5:26:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann conceded : “We let it slip in the past games‚” External link

thetimes-za Friday, September 23, 2016 4:36:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Province ) : "We’ve got two away games left and, as we saw when the Sharks went to Cape Town and when Province came to Johannesburg, it’s not easy getting wins away from home," External link

bdlive Tuesday, September 13, 2016 7:43:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "It’s going to be just another game and hopefully our players will see it that way. We are playing on a Thursday, which is almost like the Monday nights in the Varsity Cup, but the positive is that we’ve got a day more to prepare than the Cheetahs. " External link

bdlive Tuesday, September 13, 2016 7:43:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann told ( about Warren Whiteley ) : "Warren Whiteley has all the characteristics to become Springbok captain, but then there must be agreement that he is the best No 8 in the country," External link

news24 Monday, September 5, 2016 9:58:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann told ( about Warren Whiteley ) : "Warren will be an excellent Bok captain, but we must first decide whether or not he is the best in his position. You don't want a situation where you have doubts over your captain and wonder whether he is the best in his position. " External link

news24 Monday, September 5, 2016 9:58:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We are excited about the challenge‚” “It is always a massive challenge to play the Bulls at Loftus. Hopefully it will be a great game for the spectators to watch” External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, August 30, 2016 6:26:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "I’m pleased with the good start we had and we scored some good tries. But there was some below average stuff as well out there and that’s what we need to pick up on," External link

bdlive Monday, August 15, 2016 9:55:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It’s now back to the Currie Cup for those players who’re not going to be playing for the Boks,” External link

news24 Monday, August 8, 2016 4:29:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "There's talks about that style, the coaches are thinking, and if we're a small part in that direction then we're grateful for that," "I think it's possible. We've got the skill at all the provinces, there's a lot of talented players" External link

afp-en Sunday, August 7, 2016 7:07:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I’m so proud of this group of players‚ it is such a privilege to coach them‚” External link

thetimes-za Friday, August 5, 2016 5:53:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We expect nothing less than a hostile crowd‚” “I told the players that we have played at numerous stadiums this year and we have won away from home‚ so why not win away from home in this game” External link

thetimes-za Friday, August 5, 2016 5:53:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “At this stage we are happy, it makes it different in terms of the distance the ball travels and the way the ball is travelling at the venue we practised at. It was an open venue and you could feel how the wind influenced that if you played with or against the wind,” External link

news24 Friday, August 5, 2016 4:59:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “If the conditions allow it, we can unleash Ruan, and he can go for it. But our mindset must still be positive and to score tries and play to our strengths and the guys must enjoy it,” “It is an option and we can go for those three points if needed. Once we arrive at the stadium and the players get the feeling of what the pressure is, we will make that call. The guys will get the feeling in the warm-up at what the range is as well” External link

news24 Friday, August 5, 2016 4:59:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann told : "Their line speed definitely puts teams under pressure," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, August 4, 2016 11:26:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Warren Whiteley ) : “Warren was cleared by the medical team on Sunday,” External link

news24 Tuesday, August 2, 2016 11:56:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "In my view, everybody is going to have a 50-50 chance in the final," External link

bdlive Monday, August 1, 2016 8:33:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "I’ll probably have to live with that decision to rest players against the Jaguares," External link

bdlive Monday, August 1, 2016 8:33:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We’ll give it our best shot. There’s no more I can ask of the guys” External link

taipeitimes Sunday, July 31, 2016 7:55:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We’ll only get together three hours before kickoff‚ then we build up to the game‚” External link

thetimes-za Saturday, July 30, 2016 12:12:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "Obviously we are honoured and privileged‚" External link

bdlive Friday, July 29, 2016 5:32:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann told : “That is why we’ve had a group structure the whole season and why I tell the players to always be ready, because you never know when opportunity comes knocking,” External link

news24 Friday, July 29, 2016 1:54:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann told : “Just like Warren is unique in the way that he plays and leads the team, Ruan is also unique in his own right and in Jaco we still have an outstanding leader” External link

news24 Friday, July 29, 2016 1:54:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann told : "The stat is positive for us because it shows how difficult it is for visiting teams in play-offs," External link

news24 Thursday, July 28, 2016 10:23:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann told : "The week is short in terms of preparation. But we can't be lulled into thinking that stats will get the job done for us. " External link

news24 Thursday, July 28, 2016 10:23:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann added : "We really need people to come and support us on Saturday," External link

news24 Thursday, July 28, 2016 10:23:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “That is the reason why we were aiming to play at home‚” External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, July 27, 2016 11:20:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "To see his growth in skills levels from the time he came here from the Bulls ... he picked that up‚" "Then he had a setback with his heart condition‚ but overcame that. He got his opportunity to start and never looked back" External link

bdlive Wednesday, July 27, 2016 9:25:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann told : "This is a quality Crusaders team and when you consider what they’ve achieved over the years ... this has to go down as one of my better wins as a coach. I’m proud of the character and growth shown by my players," External link

news24 Monday, July 25, 2016 2:31:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Ross Cronje ) : "Ross is the one concern and there are a couple of players with sore ribs," External link

thetimes-za Monday, July 25, 2016 9:35:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "It’s a proud moment for us to be a part of this game and hopefully the supporters will also appreciate how the Lions have progressed to make it to this play-off match," "I hope the fans will support us as they would have supported the Springboks against the All Blacks in a Test match. These are two teams that will put on a great game. We all like our South African derbies but to play a Crusaders side that carries such a rich history of winning the competition, that is laden with All Blacks, has made all the effort worth it. We’ve always wanted to make Ellis Park a tough place to visit and in most ways we succeeded. The history of this stadium, the way the Boks have played here and how tough it was for touring sides is something we can draw from" External link

businessday Friday, July 22, 2016 7:44:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann explained : “I understand where people are coming from. If you think of the years that we won very little, and the supporters took a lot of shots at the time. I believe it must be nice for them to see the team winning again,” External link

news24 Thursday, July 21, 2016 11:18:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “The pressure at Super Rugby level and just to coach the Lions hoping you don’t become a punching back was intense, so I don’t want to think what it must be like to be a Springbok coach who has lost a few test matches,” External link

news24 Thursday, July 21, 2016 11:18:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann told : “It is good to have him back and he put in a lot of hard work behind the scenes medically to get to the position where he is. We’re happy to have him in the side,” External link

reuters-af Thursday, July 21, 2016 5:40:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "I’m extremely proud of the players for making the play-offs, which we missed last year, and finishing second," External link

bdlive Monday, July 18, 2016 9:11:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "This is a great chance for our whole group to play Super rugby. The 15 left behind have time to work hard for the important next stage," External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, July 13, 2016 9:31:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "This is a great opportunity for our whole group to experience Super Rugby and to express themselves at that level ," "The 15 players that stay behind will have time to work hard physically for the next round of important Super Rugby matches," External link

bdlive Wednesday, July 13, 2016 9:10:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “This is a great opportunity for our whole group to experience and express themselves at Super Rugby level and to make sure everybody is prepared at the highest level,” External link

news24 Tuesday, July 12, 2016 2:33:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "We don’t want to sacrifice the good position we are in," External link

bdlive Monday, July 11, 2016 8:38:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I told the players when they became Springboks that that is great‚ but they must understand that with that comes responsibility‚” External link

thetimes-za Friday, July 8, 2016 1:43:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I told the players when they became Springboks that that is great‚ but they must understand that with that comes responsibility‚” External link

thetimes-za Friday, July 8, 2016 1:39:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "In 2014 we were 12th, last season we (just) missed the playoffs and now we are in the playoffs, so our growth has definitely been upwards," "But we will not have achieved anything if we do not get to that final" External link

news24 Thursday, July 7, 2016 2:57:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We'll always back ourselves at our home stadium‚ Ellis Park‚” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, July 7, 2016 11:10:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann warned : “We will always back ourselves at our home stadium but I’ve been taught a lot of hard lessons in my playing days where you have a big victory and the next weekend you really struggle and you grind out a win or you sometimes lose purely because you’re not there in your right mental state,” External link

news24 Wednesday, July 6, 2016 11:30:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "If we gave a guy a break this week, it would have meant we have to play him next week. I would rather want that option next week," External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, July 6, 2016 9:05:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "It’s going to be a battle for the Springbok guys, asking another game out of them, but we believe they are mentally ready for that," External link

bdlive Wednesday, July 6, 2016 8:13:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "It will always remain a mystery as to what works exactly: resting players before big games or not," External link

bdlive Wednesday, July 6, 2016 8:13:00 AM EAT



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David Humphreys said ( about Johan Ackermann ) : "Following Johan Ackermann's departure last month, I took some time to review my own position at Gloucester and in light of many new challenges facing professional rugby as a result of COVID-19, I felt it was the right time for me to move on and a new head coach to come in and build on the work that has been done," External link

afp-english Tuesday, June 2, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

David Humphreys added ( about Johan Ackermann ) : "I have loved every minute of my time here and have been very fortunate to work with great coaches and support staff, and with great players," "However, following Johan Ackermann's departure last month, I took some time to review my own position at Gloucester and in light of many new challenges facing professional rugby as a result of Covid-19, I felt it was the right time for me to move on and a new head coach to come in and build on the work that has been done" External link

bbc Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

David Humphreys said ( about Johan Ackermann ) : "In his three years at Gloucester, Johan transformed the way we play the game and his 'play to inspire' philosophy will leave a lasting impact from his time at the club" External link

japantoday Saturday, May 16, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

David Humphreys said ( about Johan Ackermann ) : "In his three years at Gloucester, Johan transformed the way we play the game and his 'play to inspire' philosophy will leave a lasting impact from his time at the club" External link

business-standard Friday, May 15, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

David Humphreys said ( about Johan Ackermann ) : "In his three years at Gloucester, Johan transformed the way we play the game and his 'play to inspire' philosophy will leave a lasting impact from his time at the club" External link

khaleejtimes Friday, May 15, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Franco Mostert said ( about Johan Ackermann ) : “All our guys who came with Johan for a couple of years we know him,” External link

gloucestercitizen Friday, February 22, 2019 12:17:00 PM EAT

Jaco Kriel explains ( about Johan Ackermann ) : “A lot of credit needs to go to coach Akkers (head coach Johan Ackermann),” External link

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Johan Ackermann said : “I’m hoping he will bring a bit of confidence in that back three, with that experience he has from the World Cup,” External link

citizen Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I think if we can create space for him and give him hopefully enough quality ball, he could show why he is so highly rated,” “Hopefully he still has that finishing touch he has showcased over the last few seasons because every time he is in possession he brings that X-factor with the many tries he has scored” External link

citizen Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I think he can also help a lot with the Japanese players around him – the wings and whoever will play at fullback – so that’s my expectation, that he will bring the same energy and also maybe score a lot of tries for us,” “He is just a fantastic player and I just want him to enjoy the ride, and when that happens we will hopefully tick the right boxes” External link

citizen Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann told ( about Ntt Docomo ) : "The challenge with Docomo is that traditionally they haven't done too well, so one's work is cut out," External link

news24 Friday, June 26, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann told : "He's still very much in the infancy of his career," External link

news24 Monday, June 22, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Ntt Docomo ) : "The pace of Japanese rugby is quite quick," "I asked Docomo what they believe our requirements were and they noted that we need another lock/flanker like Lourens. I know Ruan from his junior years at Monument and the Lions. I always believed he had potential. I asked him if he would be interested and he responded in kind" External link

news24 Monday, June 22, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann told : "A new chapter lies ahead for Ruan," External link

news24 Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "It's part of his development and growth," "If Ruan can pick up his form and perform consistently, there can undoubtedly fall something in place for him (in terms of an international call-up). Yet one shouldn't get ahead of oneself. He should just continue to enjoy his rugby and keep on working hard" External link

news24 Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "I believe his versatility is a good thing. He played in all three positions of the loose trio as well as lock at the Lions. At Gloucester he hasn't been selected in the second row yet, but he's played everywhere else. I really don't think it will harm his prospects because he's really comfortable," "But if you ask him personally, he'd say he really enjoys eighthman" External link

news24 Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "He had to prove himself all over again when we came to England, just like he had to do at the Lions," External link

news24 Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "He's had to adapt his game. Conditions are fundamentally different. It's not such a big change for Ruan because he really relishes contact and the physicality of English rugby. But the freedom we had at the Lions is rare," "It limits instinctive play a bit, you can't just do what you want. I think he's dealt with that change really well" External link

news24 Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "I'm very proud of him," External link

news24 Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann told : "You'll always harbour the hope that you can coach at international level," External link

news24 Saturday, June 20, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "I really grew as a coach there because you continuously had to deal with players of differing backgrounds, cultures and playing styles. I won't lie, it was also interesting to constantly have to coach in English," "The challenge is that you still want that variety of personalities to come together under your philosophy for the team. It was immensely satisfying to see how players who came out of a conservative coaching environment could express themselves, or learnt skills they simply didn't possess when they arrived. It's wonderful when those things come together" External link

news24 Saturday, June 20, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "Ruan is still in England, and staying put. [He] has two months to go before he qualifies to play for England and he'd very much like to have that opportunity as an option. What that might lead to, and what he decides after that, is up to him. He'll make a call on his career at a later stage," External link

polandsun Monday, May 18, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Look, this virus has been a big blow to everyone, and the financial impact is massive,” External link

gloucestercitizen Sunday, May 17, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "As I understood it the general position was that players should tell their franchise that they receive an offer. However, I was not actually sure if any such provision was in Rohan's contract," External link

news24 Friday, April 24, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann added : “We always know that they have got the talent, if you look at the team that they can put out and the x-factor that they have got so it is going to be a massive challenge definitely and a bigger challenge than what we have played them with in the past” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “He’s a new man. He’s been really positive and his emotions are in a good place,” External link

gloucestercitizen Friday, February 28, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We got in the car and drove to my hotel, and then in front of the hotel, I felt someone with a gun coming into the car, pointing the gun against my head and telling me to turn off the car,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “They could identify that we had been followed from the place where we had lunch to the hotel,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I had a lot of messages from team-mates afterwards saying they were sorry to hear what had happened and to get back to Gloucester safely and soon,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I don’t think it would be that strange to him because he’s played in the Premiership and there are a few guys he probably would’ve played against,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, February 26, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “If they do give him an opportunity I feel he’s grown enough to get a crack if he’s the next guy in line,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, February 26, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I think we’re a week or so until Jamal will be back,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, February 25, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It looks like if he passes one or two tests he’ll have a faster return than we’re hoping for,” “He’s got a chance this week. We thought it would be a longer time but he’s responded well to treatment and the surgeon is happy that he didn’t need any surgical process so that’s good news for us” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, February 25, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Jason Woodward ) : “Jason is not ready yet. He’s not progressed enough to be in contention” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, February 25, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We obviously hope that he’s selected,” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Joe Simpson ) : “Unfortunately for Joe it’s more serious than we expected so he’s going to be out for eight to 12 weeks,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, February 18, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Willi Heinz ) : “It shows you how quickly things can change and how important those games were that we gave him that experience,” “He’s been in our system quite a while now and he probably learnt quite a lot from Willi Heinz and Cal so we’re confident they both can make the step up” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, February 18, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We’ve still got a few (injured) but it is looking better than a few weeks ago” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann told : "For me it's massively disappointing, the whole performance, but we expected to have more ball, more composure on our first-phase attack, but we never saw the ball," External link

yahoo-au Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann told : "For me it's massively disappointing, the whole performance, but we expected to have more ball, more composure on our first-phase attack, but we never saw the ball," External link

afp-english Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Obviously it’s a decision Saracens have made and a decision that the Premiership board has made,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, January 20, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Well I think they were highly motivated because it’s probably the only competition that means something for them otherwise it’s a bit of a tough one with the situation they’re in,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, January 20, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It’s a tough situation because I think all the squads are already planned and spent a lot so only time will tell what will happen with that situation,” “We had a big focus on Toulouse and we’ve got a massive game next week against Bristol and that will get our full attention at the moment” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, January 20, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I’m really proud of the guys’ effort to go right to the end,” "They fought hard but obviously the scrum was a bit under pressure and we started to make more errors in the second half. Joe Tekori of Toulouse dives over to score his side's first try (Image: Getty Images) “They don’t give up, this group. You look at the front row with (Alex) Seville, and Henry (Walker) and Toddy (Gleave), and (Ciaran) Knght, it’s a big stage for them. They will learn from this, grow from this. “Lloydy (Evans), it was a big game for him as well in his career with a bit of pressure on what the outcome will be. “If you’ve got a full squad hopefully it can go better but I’m proud of those guys and the whole squad. “That’s what you need is hard work and passion but obviously Toulouse must need a lot of credit as well, how they pounced on every mistake we made" External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, January 20, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Val showed a lot of character. He gave us 40 minutes and fought through, so I was proud of his effort,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, January 20, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Obviously Saracens are in the media for the wrong reasons but I wonder what Toulouse’s budget is and you have to compete against them,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, January 20, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann added : "What happened to him in the last few weeks is already a successful season in my view for him," External link

icWales Friday, January 17, 2020 8:27:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “That’s going to be his challenge for the next couple of seasons because people are going to study you more, learn about you more and you must keep evolving,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It’s going to be a great individual battle if Louis plays against Kolbe because Kolbe will test you,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Danny Cipriani ) : “It’s not nice to lose any player through injury, especially Danny, he’s a quality player” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "For his young age, Louis has a very mature attitude, a willingness to work hard, and a commitment to rugby," External link

irishsun Monday, January 13, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "For his young age, Louis has a very mature attitude, a willingness to work hard, and a commitment to rugby," External link

afp-en Monday, January 13, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I think he’s an under-estimated player,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, January 8, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It can be this week but if we want him 100 per cent, probably another week or so but it’s a day by day thing because he’s struggled with the injury and now it’s progressing really nice” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We’re first of all going to get four props ready in our own ranks,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We’ve enlarged the number preparing for the weekend so nobody can be caught off guard not knowing how they are playing,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Last week he showed signs again of the concussion but over the weekend and so far he’s ticking all the boxes so there’s a good chance he’ll be available” External link

bathchronicle Friday, January 3, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “He just came in as an academy guy and I’m sure he’s been signed up, but for how long he’s been signed up I’m not sure,” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, January 2, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Last week he showed signs again of the concussion but over the weekend and so far he’s ticking all the boxes so there’s a good chance he’ll be available” External link

bathchronicle Tuesday, December 31, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Jaco Kriel ) : “Jaco is (out) at least until March,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, December 30, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Last week he showed signs again of the concussion but over the weekend and so far he’s ticking all the boxes so there’s a good chance he’ll be available” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, December 30, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “If Ollie’s not available, we’re fortunate now that Charlie is fit. We’ve still got Matt Banahan available, so we’ve got cover,” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, December 26, 2019 1:42:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “My wife and my daughter are in South Africa, they flew back, so we celebrated a little bit on Saturday,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, December 24, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "I hope we keep signing him! This has all come on quickly. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:18:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “He’s in the process of returning. He passed the first tick but obviously there are a few steps the protocol demands,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, December 23, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “After today’s training and tomorrow’s training, he has got certain things he has to pass in his assessments but we hope Jake Polledri will be back,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, December 23, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "I hope we keep signing him! This has all come on quickly. " External link

icWales Monday, December 23, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “International is a big step up, it is the best of the best,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, December 21, 2019 3:55:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “When you play a young player you see a lot of good things in training and you hope that he can transfer that onto the playing field,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, December 21, 2019 3:55:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We want to look at our squad and all those players you mentioned out of contract, the club will talk to them and hopefully there will be an agreement or some outcome sooner rather than later” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, December 17, 2019 8:42:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “The club is in negotiations with Tom and we’d obviously like to keep him,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:53:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “At the moment I don’t know if they will be involved but we’ll only make that decision if we’ve got more info on the injuries,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, December 10, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We want to represent the club as good as we can,” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, December 5, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Discipline, we have to improve on,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, December 3, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It is a game that we will look back at probably at the end of the season and say how did we lose this,” “There were a lot of opportunities to score more tries but, then again, in the whole 80 minutes there were too many mistakes, simple handling errors or maybe a discipline where we release pressure through a penalty but it wasn’t a good enough 80-minute performance apart from set pieces” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, December 3, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We know that people are disappointed and we personally are very disappointed,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, December 3, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about David Humphreys ) : "David (Humphreys, director of rugby) will answer that. I think they’re in the process of talking between the clubs and Cal and what his future is holding" External link

gloucestercitizen Sunday, December 1, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Jaco Kriel ) : “Jaco Kriel is the only one from the weekend that looks doubtful as he’s struggling with a foot injury and they’re still investigating to see the term he will be out” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:47:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I know his name has been mentioned around but I think it’s been mentioned at all the clubs,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It’s a fluid thing the whole time. We talk constantly about players but we first want to get through the current squad and make sure that everybody that wants to stay on is sorted out before we move on further” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann added : “We’ll deal with everyone individually and make sure we get the squad we want to and then we can see what positions we need to strengthen. It’s all up to the salary cap and what we can afford or not” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “He was replaced with an ankle injury so we will have to reassess that as well,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, November 25, 2019 1:29:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It’s always a question in hindsight you can ask but then we never would have known what we’ve got in some of these players,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, November 25, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I think that’s just common sense that it’s going to be a red card,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, November 25, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It’s part of our process. If this was a semi final or a must win game to put you in a play-off position then we’d probably tend to go for the test and trialled experienced players but we do see this as a great opportunity to also look at our squad,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, November 23, 2019 3:02:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It’s always difficult to leave any player out,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, November 23, 2019 3:02:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “That’s not really a topic I want to get involved in,” External link

citizen Thursday, November 21, 2019 12:16:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Franco Mostert ) : “Franco is a great character and I think the players have already enjoyed him in his couple of days here because of the training energy he brings and the work ethic he brings and obviously his experience,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Apart from that, it looks like Ollie Thorley will be back from his injury,” “He’s testing well and he’s passed so far all the markers and the rest of the squad is fine” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We will see how he fits in, how he trains and everything,” “He has a week to get back to the hang of things and then we will see where we are as a group and then make that choice, but it will be nice to know that he is back and available” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, November 16, 2019 4:38:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We can reassess the way we are as a team and look at the team and freshen up,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, November 16, 2019 4:38:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Joe Simpson ) : “It came from the back of good defence which was great to work that hard and to get a great finish from Joe,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, November 16, 2019 4:38:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “He wasn’t comfortable and felt he couldn’t perform at his best so we felt that we didn’t want to risk a player at this stage. We thought a rest would be better,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, November 16, 2019 3:10:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “In the times he's played for us he’s a quality 10 but, to me, he brought something different at 12 because he’s got the vision of a 10,” External link

icWales Friday, November 15, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “The thing that makes it bad was he was one of our outstanding players,” External link

icWales Friday, November 15, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We spent a lot of time on it,” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, November 14, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It’s just the small thing where somebody misses a lift or the throw was half a foot too high and it’s just the timings,” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, November 14, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Danny Cipriani ) : “He’s not in the form of last season, I mean we can’t be blind on that but then again we know the quality Danny’s got,” “As a coaching staff sometimes it's that fine line to keep backing the player, to give him that opportunity and hopefully you can work through that bad period, like anything in life you work through the hard times, and then it clicks somewhere” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, November 12, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Any player goes through cycles of form and the reality is I don’t think we as a team have played well,” “Sale we scraped through, Wasps we scored four brilliant tries but it was a wet day and a few things went our way, we played bits and pieces in the last two games so as a team we haven’t played well so to put it down to one guy..” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, November 12, 2019 9:22:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Danny Cipriani ) : “He’s not in the form of last season, I mean we can’t be blind on that but then again we know the quality Danny’s got,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, November 12, 2019 9:22:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We’re probably not the lucky ones to be in the week they’ve got that news because now they’re going to be backs against the wall and they’re probably going to start this weekend as must-win games,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, November 5, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Not if we play like we did at the weekend,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, November 5, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Ed Slater ) : “There are a few guys that we will keep away from contact and train a bit later during the week but the main injury is Ed Slater,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:34:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Danny Cipriani ) : “At the moment it is very positive about Danny (Cipriani). It is more of a precaution that he is not training at the moment but we have to make a final decision by Thursday because otherwise he wouldn't have trained at all and you lose time then to prepare the other guys for the game, so we will know exactly where we stand by Thursday” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:34:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about John Mitchell ) : “I’ve been in contact with John, just congratulating him on their success,” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, October 31, 2019 11:42:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Willi Heinz ) : “Obviously we’ve been in contact with Willi. We first congratulated him with the amazing win that England had and well done all the staff and players of England, it was just a phenomenal performance but then obviously we heard the news and there’s not much we can say that will make it better,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, October 29, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We’re still waiting for the final prognosis. We know he’s got a hammy strain,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, October 29, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Callum Braley and Jake Polledri have the inside lane when it comes to detail,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:09:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It’s just a precaution to keep him out of contact at the moment but he’s fine so we’re very pleased that there’s no further damage,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “He’s just got a broken nose so he’s got some blue eyes but apart from that he cleared his HIA testing and he’s already fully trained and he’s fully ready to go,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “At half time, we said ‘boys, don’t panic. There are a lot of opportunities out there, all we need to do is look after the ball and keep doing what we believe in. We came in with a certain plan and we keep doing it’” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, October 19, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We’ve won it, we lost it almost and we won it again,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, October 19, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “The first one was a tough one because I missed the pre-season and the season was right on top of us when I came,” External link

gloucestercitizen Friday, October 18, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “The rest of the group are quite healthy and long may that continue because we’re going to rely a lot on the squad” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, October 15, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “He just loves playing with the ball, he’s keen to do anything for the team,” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, October 3, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It’s a different pre-season not because of the time span but because we couldn’t organise friendlies,” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:56:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “He’s been captain for two seasons, has done a tremendous job and it’s not like he’s gone for the whole season, he’s still back whenever the World Cup is finished, determined by England’s progression,” External link

gloucestercitizen Sunday, August 25, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “The fact we gave him the responsibility of a leader for me enhanced his game because now he’s a natural leader in his position as a nine but also because he’s the leader he can speak and he’s got the authority to speak and that has given him a lot of confidence,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I’m very proud of him and well deserved,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We’ve got the opportunity with the medical side of things with Henry and Chibba (Hanson) to see if we can strengthen those positions,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, August 20, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Heineken Cup ) : “We’ve lost two scrum-halves to the World Cup so that already means we have to use our academy nine and it’s great exposure for him,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, August 20, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I can’t really comment on that because I’ll probably be biased,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, August 19, 2019 8:29:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Charlie Sharples ) : “The only injury we picked up in pre-season that was unforeseen was Charlie Sharples,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, August 19, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “They will have a late return but they’re on schedule of expectation of where the injuries must be at this time after the operation,” “But then again it’s injuries we can’t fast-track. You have to fulfil the sixth or seventh or eighth month so they’ve still got a long way to go” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, August 19, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "The past two seasons have been incredibly enjoyable for me and I feel very proud to be a part of such an amazing club. " External link

bathchronicle Friday, May 31, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "The past two seasons have been tough but enjoyable," External link

afp-english Wednesday, May 29, 2019 6:48:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “They play consistently at the same standard,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, May 25, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "I’m so proud of him. It’s always a big thing when a player joins a club and there’s a bit of pressure on you to perform. " External link

bathchronicle Friday, May 24, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Danny Cipriani ) : "I’m very pleased and so happy for Danny," External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, May 23, 2019 1:19:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann added : "He's probably got the best skill I've seen from a fly-half from an attacking point of view," "He can kick well and he's extremely fast. He knows what he wants in attack and his distribution is top class" External link

bbc Thursday, May 23, 2019 1:17:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I told the players it’s going to be a hard week for me getting 23 out there and a lot of players will be disappointed but it is a squad effort and we need everybody to support each other,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, May 22, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “He’s a bit disappointed because he feels not as good as he wanted to feel but I don’t want to guess now what the outcome will be because we’ll have to re-assess his knee now to see if it’s just a precaution or if it’s something else,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, May 18, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “At this moment we’re considering what minutes we’ve got into the players and who needs game time,” “It’s not finalised yet but it looks like we’ll rotate a few players and get a few players’ opportunities to show what they can do” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, May 16, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I don’t think anything that we achieve on Saturday or even during the season will have an affect on next week,” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, May 16, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann admitted : “Each individual must decide his own future, where he feels his next growth is,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, May 15, 2019 11:48:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about David Humphreys ) : “It’s so good to see people get recognition,” “It must have been picked up what he’s done with the boys in our academy, what he’s done at England Under-20s and obviously they’ve done their homework so it’s good for him but I don’t want to get too involved in that until it’s official and we know exactly what’s going on so we’ll leave that to David and the club” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, May 15, 2019 11:48:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I won’t put him out as a player myself because I haven’t personally spoken about him. It probably came from the agents,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Ollie Thorley has started to train with the team,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, May 14, 2019 4:13:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann admitted : “It’s a race against time for him,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, May 14, 2019 4:13:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Tom to me can start any time,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, April 30, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We didn’t play well enough and that’s the anti-climax,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, April 29, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “After they scored the first try I really felt we let slip a few opportunities,” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, April 29, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We won’t rest anybody next week,” “We’ll go as strong as we can, we owe it to our supporters for our last home game and there’s a week after that we can rest players because we’re not in Europe” External link

gloucestercitizen Monday, April 29, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "Saracens are the best side in this competition, in my view," External link

irishsun Sunday, April 28, 2019 11:19:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann added : "He is fine. He has just got a sore finger. It is not a break" External link

irishsun Sunday, April 28, 2019 11:19:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "Saracens are the best side in this competition, in my view," External link

afp-en Sunday, April 28, 2019 9:49:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann added : "He is fine. He has just got a sore finger. It is not a break" External link

afp-en Sunday, April 28, 2019 9:49:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann says : “I remember it as if it was yesterday,” “I saw this lock who was all over the field, wearing different-coloured shorts to everyone else. He wasn’t the biggest, but he was incredible” External link

thetimes Sunday, April 28, 2019 4:45:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It’s going to be a mental challenge and a physical challenge, but the big thing is it depends on what angle you look at on the day, we’ve got to play to our standards because we’ve got our goals, we want to keep momentum and make sure we’re ticking all the boxes from our side,” External link

gloucestercitizen Friday, April 26, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I think it’s a fine balance, because at one stage we probably could have done with carrying on playing, keep that momentum going, but then some of those weeks helped us get one or two players back from injury,” External link

gloucestercitizen Friday, April 26, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We don’t want to worry about what’s happening in two or three or four week’s time, we want to keep hammering the stuff we’re training, keep playing to a certain level” External link

gloucestercitizen Friday, April 26, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Billy Twelvetrees ) : “I can just compliment Billy, since I arrived he really sums up the word professional, he’s a tremendous player to have in the squad because of his professional work ethic,” External link

gloucestercitizen Friday, April 26, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Gareth Evans ) : “Gareth is one player at the moment we haven’t extended but obviously that’s not to say we don’t want to keep him, it’s just an ongoing process” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, April 24, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about David Humphreys ) : “We’re still in the process of discussing Henry’s future with the club to see if we can get him to stay and be involved with the club so that’s an ongoing process and David (Humphreys, director of rugby) is on top of that” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, April 24, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Hopefully with this week and no game if it all goes well, Tom Marshall and Charlie (Sharples) will be back,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, April 17, 2019 4:55:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Two names that jump to me are Ed Slater and Danny,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, April 17, 2019 4:55:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We had a very low key week compared to other weeks,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, April 13, 2019 11:06:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We couldn’t get our hands on the ball and we were just not there physically,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, April 13, 2019 11:06:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about error ) : “There are now just five matches left and no room for error for any team. It’s pressure rugby in all games,” External link

chesterfirst Tuesday, April 9, 2019 12:20:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I just told the players I’m tremendously proud of them for the composure they showed,” External link

gloucestercitizen Sunday, April 7, 2019 8:50:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about error ) : “There are now just five matches left and no room for error for any team. It’s pressure rugby in all games,” External link

worcesternews Saturday, April 6, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about error ) : “There are now just five matches left and no room for error for any team. It’s pressure rugby in all games,” External link

yorkpress Saturday, April 6, 2019 5:53:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about error ) : “There are now just five matches left and no room for error for any team. It’s pressure rugby in all games,” External link

newsandstar Saturday, April 6, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I think the time for experiments are almost done,” External link

gloucestercitizen Friday, April 5, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “First of all, I always say if people want to stay at the club it’s good for us as a club that they enjoy the environment and they enjoy the club and they feel it’s a place where they want to extend their careers,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, April 3, 2019 11:41:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Danny Cipriani ) : “I think the challenge for every player is to have consistency and that’s all we can ask of Danny to have consistency in his performance,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, April 3, 2019 11:41:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Danny Cipriani ) : “It’s good to know who’s going to be in that 10 role and he can start developing Lloyd and helping him and the academy guys can learn a lot from him,” “I think Danny’s at a stage in his career where he can be great for our younger players to mentor them and add his experience and hopefully one day when he steps off we will have someone who can play with the same mind and same qualities so it’s good to know now for the next few seasons we’re settled in that position and we can build our attack around that” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, April 3, 2019 11:41:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I suppose theoretically he’s finished for the season,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, April 3, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We were 11 points down and the guys showed a lot of character and belief and got out of that hole and started to score points and swung momentum back to us,” External link

gloucestercitizen Sunday, March 24, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Franco Mostert ) : “They fought well with one or two scrums after the yellow card and when Franco (Mostert) came back and we had the full complement we got that penalty which was crucial to give us the opportunity to get back in the strike zone and take the game away” External link

gloucestercitizen Sunday, March 24, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It’s too early to say for me at the moment,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:02:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I can only speak on my behalf and what I know and that is that he’s signed for next season,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We’re quite comfortable if we’ve got all our props available,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, March 12, 2019 10:50:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “They’re at the stage where they feel the break after the surgery has healed up well,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, March 6, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “The two tries they scored from counter was probably our downfall, that was 12 easy points,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, March 2, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Two yellow cards changed that momentum and the penalty try gave them the lead back,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, March 2, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “If you lose, you’re probably going to look more negatively towards it, if you win you’re probably going to say they’re yellow cards,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, March 2, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “He’s our captain and he’s experienced and he’s got his own X-Factor,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, March 2, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Ben Morgan ) : “Credit must first go to the player himself because when you didn’t have a season like last season when I just came in and didn’t see the best of Ben and he knows it,” External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Charlie Sharples ) : “Charlie is still a week or so off,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, February 26, 2019 7:06:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Jaco Kriel ) : “Jaco is all cleared and he’s training well so obviously available for selection,” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:00:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Charlie’s cast is off. That’s good news so now it’s just how quickly he can get the strength in his hand,” “They say normally it takes a week to two weeks at most so I think Charlie will be available from next week” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:00:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “If they’re not selected for their internationals, they’ll definitely be involved for Friday night’s game unless there’s physically something wrong” External link

gloucestercitizen Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:00:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I think we would have looked back at the game if we didn’t win it and say we left a lot of opportunities out there,” External link

gloucestercitizen Saturday, February 16, 2019 9:48:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann told : “I’ve still got a full season left on my contract, I’m still signed until June 2020 so it’s something that you are thinking of, considering your future and where you want to be but we’ll take it day by day and see when it comes a bit closer to that time where the future lies,” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, February 7, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Joe Simpson ) : “We knew we were looking for a nine with the fact we’re losing Benny,” “The reality is Joe’s name came up with a couple of other names and the fact he’s got that experience and ability to almost give a leadership role as well is something we felt was good for the squad” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, February 7, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We’re proud of him and it’s a deserved chance,” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, January 24, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “As you learn the players you see the character and that’s what I saw with Ollie,” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, January 24, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Obviously he’s going to have quality players around him that will help and support him and he’s got the X-Factor,” “He can beat his opposition with speed and power but also with good footwork so if he’s got top international players around him and a decent set piece he will definitely thrive in that” External link

gloucestercitizen Thursday, January 24, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “If you ask the players: ‘Do you get a better or bigger challenge?’ They would say: ‘No, this is it.’ It is an opportunity,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, January 10, 2019 9:49:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We are going to need a lot of heart this Friday, because we are playing against a side that is going to play with a lot of heart,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, January 10, 2019 9:49:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I do think that we’re close enough and hopefully they can see there’s still a pathway to play for Wales but it’s up to Wales and how strict they want to be with their ruling,” External link

icWales Tuesday, October 24, 2017 11:47:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "To think where we were in 2014 after a lot of guys left the union and we get together as a new group," External link

news24 Sunday, August 6, 2017 1:42:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "I made a point when Robbie Coetzee got a red card, how I feel about red cards," External link

news24 Saturday, August 5, 2017 9:37:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Rudolf Straeuli ) : "I think Rudolf Straeuli summed it up. He's a great person. When he was man of the match four times, everybody loved him," External link

news24 Saturday, August 5, 2017 9:37:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “Willie sent me a message wishing us well and I told him he, too, was part of this journey. Every player who’s worn the jersey has made an impact here,” External link

the-star Friday, August 4, 2017 9:53:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann added : "My respect for the players and how they supported me as a coach will never change," "What they have achieved as a group ... it's a pleasure to wake up in the morning and come all the way from Pretoria to coach these guys. The result on Saturday is not going to change that" External link

news24 Friday, August 4, 2017 8:27:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "I received a message from Willie Britz a couple of days ago wishing me well, and I said to him: 'Willie you're just as much a part of this journey as any of the players'," External link

news24 Thursday, August 3, 2017 9:37:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann told : "I must be honest, I am surprised," External link

news24 Thursday, August 3, 2017 9:47:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "For me, to see 60 000 people here will be the ultimate. I couldn't really ask for more," External link

news24 Wednesday, August 2, 2017 8:39:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It’s amazing I’m so grateful to be in the final again,” External link

the-star Tuesday, August 1, 2017 9:57:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "For me, to see 60 000 people here will be the ultimate. I couldn't really ask for more," External link

news24 Monday, July 31, 2017 8:14:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "For me, to see 60 000 people here will be the ultimate. I couldn't really ask for more," External link

news24 Monday, July 31, 2017 5:06:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann added : "I'm proud of him. The forwards had a great platform for him and the guy was exceptional," External link

news24 Monday, July 31, 2017 9:16:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "Ross is in exceptional form this year and hopefully it keeps on going," "His calmness and decision-making was good. He had a few snipes but, most of all, his defence was good. He was also my man of the match, so credit to him" External link

news24 Monday, July 31, 2017 9:16:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “That’s what I always hoped for, that the day I finished here would be in front of our home fans and on our own field,” External link

taipeitimes Sunday, July 30, 2017 9:05:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "We felt that if we could score behind, 22-10 sounds better than 22-3," External link

news24 Saturday, July 29, 2017 9:16:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "It looked like they put the first half behind them," External link

news24 Saturday, July 29, 2017 9:16:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "For myself, I feel less pressure than last week, purely because this is an 80 minute game and that's all we can control," External link

news24 Saturday, July 29, 2017 11:46:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "It is important for us to look after our own game and keep up with the intensity the Hurricanes bring" External link

iafrica Saturday, July 29, 2017 11:16:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “They’re the defending champions. They had a great win against the Crusaders, beat the Brumbies away from home. They have quality and I believe they’re going to come out and put a lot of pressure on us,” External link

news24 Friday, July 28, 2017 6:45:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "Obviously, we're proud of the boys and how this season went," External link

news24 Friday, July 28, 2017 2:31:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We'll let him have his moment with his family. We have to trust the rest of the squad.‚” External link

thetimes-za Sunday, March 5, 2017 7:46:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “They didn't work hard for it‚” External link

thetimes-za Sunday, March 5, 2017 7:46:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Joost van der Westhuizen ) : “I played with Joost from under-20 to Springbok level and will always treasure the moments we shared‚” “He was always an inspiration and fighter on and off the field and one of the best players I ever played with or against. Our prayers are with the family” External link

thetimes-za Monday, February 6, 2017 9:31:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “The team and I want to thank Warwick for his great contribution to the Lions. His role was massive in making the Union a proud union again. "Warwick’s character was inspiring to the team and you always knew what you got from him and that was 100%‚” External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, January 24, 2017 2:48:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann asked : “Even our computers wouldn’t work, so what didn’t go wrong during the game?” External link

news24 Monday, October 17, 2016 8:02:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann told ( about Malcolm Marx ) : "They bring leadership, they bring experience, playoff experience and they have just played rugby at the highest level. In our view those are positives and in the past it was difficult to make these substitutions because they can upset your rhythms but if you look at the positions, Malcolm (Marx) played for us a week or two ago and he is part of the setup," External link

news24 Friday, October 14, 2016 5:26:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann told ( about Julian Redelinghuys ) : "Julian (Redelinghuys) played for us when he came back from injury and with SA Rugby announcing that it is 23-man squads, there are four props and that is perfect for us. " External link

news24 Friday, October 14, 2016 5:26:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann conceded : “We let it slip in the past games‚” External link

thetimes-za Friday, September 23, 2016 4:36:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Province ) : "We’ve got two away games left and, as we saw when the Sharks went to Cape Town and when Province came to Johannesburg, it’s not easy getting wins away from home," External link

bdlive Tuesday, September 13, 2016 7:43:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "It’s going to be just another game and hopefully our players will see it that way. We are playing on a Thursday, which is almost like the Monday nights in the Varsity Cup, but the positive is that we’ve got a day more to prepare than the Cheetahs. " External link

bdlive Tuesday, September 13, 2016 7:43:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann told ( about Warren Whiteley ) : "Warren Whiteley has all the characteristics to become Springbok captain, but then there must be agreement that he is the best No 8 in the country," External link

news24 Monday, September 5, 2016 9:58:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann told ( about Warren Whiteley ) : "Warren will be an excellent Bok captain, but we must first decide whether or not he is the best in his position. You don't want a situation where you have doubts over your captain and wonder whether he is the best in his position. " External link

news24 Monday, September 5, 2016 9:58:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We are excited about the challenge‚” “It is always a massive challenge to play the Bulls at Loftus. Hopefully it will be a great game for the spectators to watch” External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, August 30, 2016 6:26:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "I’m pleased with the good start we had and we scored some good tries. But there was some below average stuff as well out there and that’s what we need to pick up on," External link

bdlive Monday, August 15, 2016 9:55:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “It’s now back to the Currie Cup for those players who’re not going to be playing for the Boks,” External link

news24 Monday, August 8, 2016 4:29:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "There's talks about that style, the coaches are thinking, and if we're a small part in that direction then we're grateful for that," "I think it's possible. We've got the skill at all the provinces, there's a lot of talented players" External link

afp-en Sunday, August 7, 2016 7:07:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I’m so proud of this group of players‚ it is such a privilege to coach them‚” External link

thetimes-za Friday, August 5, 2016 5:53:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We expect nothing less than a hostile crowd‚” “I told the players that we have played at numerous stadiums this year and we have won away from home‚ so why not win away from home in this game” External link

thetimes-za Friday, August 5, 2016 5:53:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “At this stage we are happy, it makes it different in terms of the distance the ball travels and the way the ball is travelling at the venue we practised at. It was an open venue and you could feel how the wind influenced that if you played with or against the wind,” External link

news24 Friday, August 5, 2016 4:59:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “If the conditions allow it, we can unleash Ruan, and he can go for it. But our mindset must still be positive and to score tries and play to our strengths and the guys must enjoy it,” “It is an option and we can go for those three points if needed. Once we arrive at the stadium and the players get the feeling of what the pressure is, we will make that call. The guys will get the feeling in the warm-up at what the range is as well” External link

news24 Friday, August 5, 2016 4:59:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann told : "Their line speed definitely puts teams under pressure," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, August 4, 2016 11:26:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Warren Whiteley ) : “Warren was cleared by the medical team on Sunday,” External link

news24 Tuesday, August 2, 2016 11:56:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "In my view, everybody is going to have a 50-50 chance in the final," External link

bdlive Monday, August 1, 2016 8:33:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "I’ll probably have to live with that decision to rest players against the Jaguares," External link

bdlive Monday, August 1, 2016 8:33:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We’ll give it our best shot. There’s no more I can ask of the guys” External link

taipeitimes Sunday, July 31, 2016 7:55:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We’ll only get together three hours before kickoff‚ then we build up to the game‚” External link

thetimes-za Saturday, July 30, 2016 12:12:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "Obviously we are honoured and privileged‚" External link

bdlive Friday, July 29, 2016 5:32:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann told : “That is why we’ve had a group structure the whole season and why I tell the players to always be ready, because you never know when opportunity comes knocking,” External link

news24 Friday, July 29, 2016 1:54:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann told : “Just like Warren is unique in the way that he plays and leads the team, Ruan is also unique in his own right and in Jaco we still have an outstanding leader” External link

news24 Friday, July 29, 2016 1:54:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann told : "The stat is positive for us because it shows how difficult it is for visiting teams in play-offs," External link

news24 Thursday, July 28, 2016 10:23:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann told : "The week is short in terms of preparation. But we can't be lulled into thinking that stats will get the job done for us. " External link

news24 Thursday, July 28, 2016 10:23:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann added : "We really need people to come and support us on Saturday," External link

news24 Thursday, July 28, 2016 10:23:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “That is the reason why we were aiming to play at home‚” External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, July 27, 2016 11:20:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "To see his growth in skills levels from the time he came here from the Bulls ... he picked that up‚" "Then he had a setback with his heart condition‚ but overcame that. He got his opportunity to start and never looked back" External link

bdlive Wednesday, July 27, 2016 9:25:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann told : "This is a quality Crusaders team and when you consider what they’ve achieved over the years ... this has to go down as one of my better wins as a coach. I’m proud of the character and growth shown by my players," External link

news24 Monday, July 25, 2016 2:31:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said ( about Ross Cronje ) : "Ross is the one concern and there are a couple of players with sore ribs," External link

thetimes-za Monday, July 25, 2016 9:35:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "It’s a proud moment for us to be a part of this game and hopefully the supporters will also appreciate how the Lions have progressed to make it to this play-off match," "I hope the fans will support us as they would have supported the Springboks against the All Blacks in a Test match. These are two teams that will put on a great game. We all like our South African derbies but to play a Crusaders side that carries such a rich history of winning the competition, that is laden with All Blacks, has made all the effort worth it. We’ve always wanted to make Ellis Park a tough place to visit and in most ways we succeeded. The history of this stadium, the way the Boks have played here and how tough it was for touring sides is something we can draw from" External link

businessday Friday, July 22, 2016 7:44:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann explained : “I understand where people are coming from. If you think of the years that we won very little, and the supporters took a lot of shots at the time. I believe it must be nice for them to see the team winning again,” External link

news24 Thursday, July 21, 2016 11:18:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “The pressure at Super Rugby level and just to coach the Lions hoping you don’t become a punching back was intense, so I don’t want to think what it must be like to be a Springbok coach who has lost a few test matches,” External link

news24 Thursday, July 21, 2016 11:18:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann told : “It is good to have him back and he put in a lot of hard work behind the scenes medically to get to the position where he is. We’re happy to have him in the side,” External link

reuters-af Thursday, July 21, 2016 5:40:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "I’m extremely proud of the players for making the play-offs, which we missed last year, and finishing second," External link

bdlive Monday, July 18, 2016 9:11:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "This is a great chance for our whole group to play Super rugby. The 15 left behind have time to work hard for the important next stage," External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, July 13, 2016 9:31:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "This is a great opportunity for our whole group to experience Super Rugby and to express themselves at that level ," "The 15 players that stay behind will have time to work hard physically for the next round of important Super Rugby matches," External link

bdlive Wednesday, July 13, 2016 9:10:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “This is a great opportunity for our whole group to experience and express themselves at Super Rugby level and to make sure everybody is prepared at the highest level,” External link

news24 Tuesday, July 12, 2016 2:33:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "We don’t want to sacrifice the good position we are in," External link

bdlive Monday, July 11, 2016 8:38:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I told the players when they became Springboks that that is great‚ but they must understand that with that comes responsibility‚” External link

thetimes-za Friday, July 8, 2016 1:43:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “I told the players when they became Springboks that that is great‚ but they must understand that with that comes responsibility‚” External link

thetimes-za Friday, July 8, 2016 1:39:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "In 2014 we were 12th, last season we (just) missed the playoffs and now we are in the playoffs, so our growth has definitely been upwards," "But we will not have achieved anything if we do not get to that final" External link

news24 Thursday, July 7, 2016 2:57:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : “We'll always back ourselves at our home stadium‚ Ellis Park‚” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, July 7, 2016 11:10:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann warned : “We will always back ourselves at our home stadium but I’ve been taught a lot of hard lessons in my playing days where you have a big victory and the next weekend you really struggle and you grind out a win or you sometimes lose purely because you’re not there in your right mental state,” External link

news24 Wednesday, July 6, 2016 11:30:00 PM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "If we gave a guy a break this week, it would have meant we have to play him next week. I would rather want that option next week," External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, July 6, 2016 9:05:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "It’s going to be a battle for the Springbok guys, asking another game out of them, but we believe they are mentally ready for that," External link

bdlive Wednesday, July 6, 2016 8:13:00 AM EAT

Johan Ackermann said : "It will always remain a mystery as to what works exactly: resting players before big games or not," External link

bdlive Wednesday, July 6, 2016 8:13:00 AM EAT



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head coach4.83%EN11/22/201722/11/2017
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young coach0.91%EN10/12/201612/10/2016
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David Humphreys said ( about Johan Ackermann ) : "Following Johan Ackermann's departure last month, I took some time to review my own position at Gloucester and in light of many new challenges facing professional rugby as a result of COVID-19, I felt it was the right time for me to move on and a new head coach to come in and build on the work that has been done," External link

afp-english Tuesday, June 2, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

David Humphreys added ( about Johan Ackermann ) : "I have loved every minute of my time here and have been very fortunate to work with great coaches and support staff, and with great players," "However, following Johan Ackermann's departure last month, I took some time to review my own position at Gloucester and in light of many new challenges facing professional rugby as a result of Covid-19, I felt it was the right time for me to move on and a new head coach to come in and build on the work that has been done" External link

bbc Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

David Humphreys said ( about Johan Ackermann ) : "In his three years at Gloucester, Johan transformed the way we play the game and his 'play to inspire' philosophy will leave a lasting impact from his time at the club" External link

japantoday Saturday, May 16, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

David Humphreys said ( about Johan Ackermann ) : "In his three years at Gloucester, Johan transformed the way we play the game and his 'play to inspire' philosophy will leave a lasting impact from his time at the club" External link

business-standard Friday, May 15, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

David Humphreys said ( about Johan Ackermann ) : "In his three years at Gloucester, Johan transformed the way we play the game and his 'play to inspire' philosophy will leave a lasting impact from his time at the club" External link

khaleejtimes Friday, May 15, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Franco Mostert said ( about Johan Ackermann ) : “All our guys who came with Johan for a couple of years we know him,” External link

gloucestercitizen Friday, February 22, 2019 12:17:00 PM EAT

Jaco Kriel explains ( about Johan Ackermann ) : “A lot of credit needs to go to coach Akkers (head coach Johan Ackermann),” External link

news24 Thursday, July 7, 2016 11:47:00 AM EAT