SA schools teams confirm coaches

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:26
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NEWS: SARU has appointed Lance Sendin and Sean Erasmus as head coaches of the two SA School teams on Friday.

Sendin, first XV coach of Hugenote in Wellington, was the head coach of the SA Schools A team last season, takes over the head coaching duties of the SA Schools team from Hein Kriek, who is now an assistant coach of the Steval Pumas.

While Erasmus, first XV coach of Paarl Boys High, takes over the head coaching duties of the SA Schools A team after serving as Kriek’s assistant coach last year.

Sendin and Erasmus will be assisted by Boland Under-18 Craven Week assistant coach John Booysen and Golden Lions U18 Craven Week assistant coach Mzwakhe Nkosi, as well as specialist coaches of the SA Rugby Mobi-Unit.

Dr Gerhard Coetzer will oversee the medical needs of both teams. Dean Moodley retains his position as the SA Schools Team Manager, with Karabo Morokane appointed the team physiotherapist and Thulani Ntetha the fitness coach. Relton Hermanus, meanwhile, resumes his duties as the SA Schools A Team Manager, with Kim Naidoo the physiotherapist and Junior Springbok fitness coach, Andre Smith, the training coach.

The SA Schools teams will take part in the U19 International Series in Cape Town and Paarl from August 12 to 20.

The International Series, will also feature England, Wales, France and Italy, with the teams set to battle it out in three rounds of matches.

Salmaan Moerat, captain of the Western Province U18 Craven Week side, will lead the SA Schools team, while Enrista Blue Bulls centre Louritz Van der Schyff has been selected to lead the SA Schools A team.

Each of the squads consist of 26 players.

The first round of matches in the U19 International Series will be hosted at City Park in Crawford, Cape Town, on August 12. Then follows the second round of matches, at the fields of the Diocesan College (Bishops) in Rondebosch, August 16, while the final round of action will take place at the fields of Paarl Boys’ High on Saturday, August 20.

The two SA Schools squads will assemble at Newlands in Cape Town on Sunday, August 7 and will begin their on-field preparations for the tournament the following day.

SA Schools Management team:
Lance Sendin – Head Coach
John Booysen / Mzwakhe Nkosi – Assistant Coaches
Dean Moodley – Team Manager
Gerhard Coetzer – Team Doctor
Karabo Morokane – Physiotherapist
Thulani Ntetha – Fitness Coach

SA Schools A Management team:
Sean Erasmus – Head Coach
John Booysen / Mzwakhe Nkosi – Assistant Coaches
Relton Hermanus – Team Manager
Gerhard Coetzer – Team Doctor
Kim Naidoo – Physiotherapist TBC
Andre Smith – Fitness Coach

Under-18 International Fixtures
 
Friday, August 12 at City Park Stadium, Cape Town
13.00: France vs England
14.30: SA Schools A vs Italy
16.00: SA Schools vs Wales
 
Tuesday, August 16 at Bishops
13.00: Wales vs Italy
14.30: SA Schools A vs England
16.00: SA Schools vs France
 
Saturday, August 20 at Paarl Boys' High
13.00: France vs Italy
14.30: SA Schools A vs Wales
16.00: SA Schools vs England