Cape Town – The training team that will work alongside Stormers head coach John Dobson in the 2020 Super Rugby season has been verified.
Experienced team manager Chippie Solomon, strength and conditioning coach Riefaat Jappie, defence coach Norman Laker and backs coach Dawie Snyman will all continue in their existing roles, with forwards coach Rito Hlungwani and abilities coach and technical analyst Labeeb Levy being the new additions to the training team.
Scrum consultant Hanyani Shimange and kicking coach Gareth Wright will work throughout all of WP Rugby’s expert groups and supply support to the Stormers training group as part of their roles.
Levy has actually been included with Western Province Rugby for 12 years in numerous roles consisting of training education and analysis, while Hlungwani has come through every level of the game, starting out as a player and operating in club and university rugby before finishing to the expert structures.
Every one of these coaches has comprehensive experience in the Western Province Rugby system. Levy, Hlungwani, Shimange and Wright all represented Western Province as players, while every coach has worked at club level in your area and worked their way up through the various WP Rugby structures.
Laker, Snyman, Levy and Jappie have formerly worked alongside Dobson in the Western Province Currie Cup and SuperSport Rugby Obstacle Cup teams.
Dobson stated that he and his coaches are delighted about the challenges that lie ahead of them in the 2020 Vodacom Super Rugby campaign.
” Our whole coaching team have actually come through the system here at Western Province Rugby and each of them understands that the Stormers is more than just a rugby team.
” The effort for the 2020 season has actually currently started and we are excited about the capacity that we have as a group of coaches dealing with a first-rate team,” he stated.
Western Province Rugby Group CEO Paul Zacks stated that he is looking forward to seeing what this training group will deliver as a group.
” It is crucial that we maximize the considerable playing talent that we have at our disposal and in order to do so we have actually assembled a strong group of coaches who are closely lined up both on and off the field.
” We are proud of the truth that all of these coaches have come through our various structures and wish to provide the very best opportunity to take the Stormers to brand-new heights,” he said.