Newcastle lock Van der Heijden says that they need to concentrate more on set pieces and he expects improvement in the future. The 26-year-old will have to wait to make his debut, after breaking his arm during Auckland’s ITM Cup match against Tasman in November.
“I’m a set-piece orientated player,” Van der Heijden told BBC Newcastle.
“I like defence, I enjoy my line-outs. If you’re going to be a lock it’s got to be a big part of your game.”