16 Mar 2010

Lions call in psychologist

6:14 am on 16 March 2010

The South African rugby side the Lions have called in a psychologist to help on the remainder of their Super 14 tour of Australia and New Zealand.

The winless Lions were beaten 73-12 by the New South Wales at the weekend which prompted president Kevin de Klerk to say he'd make the trip to New Zealand to talk to the team, however he's now decided to stay in South Africa and send World Cup-winning sports psychologist Henning Gericke to try and get the Lions' head straight.

De Klerk says he has full confidence in the coaching staff and in Henning's ability to lift the team.

The Lions face the Crusaders in Christchurch this weekend.