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Paarwater appointed new WP coach, new role for Treu
By Eric Njiru | Wed 06 Mar, 2019 09:11

Former Kenya Simbas head coach Jerome Paarwater has been appointed as the new Western Province Head Coach for the SuperSport Rugby Challenge according to South African news portal Sport 24.

Paarwater will be supported by Nazeem Adams (Assistant Coach - Backs), Rito Hlungwani (Assistant Coach - Forwards), Chris October (Defence Coach), Naasier Parker (Strength and Conditioning Coach), Elliot Hanabe (Technical Analyst) and Team Manager Cassiem Barnes.

He he has been working with Kabras Sugar this season and was spotted at Impala Club on match day 11 of the Kenya Cup as Kabras suffered their first defeat of the season. Raga House understands he will attend the Kenya Cup final. 

"The new structure provides a foundation for a motivated and wholly transformed SuperSport Rugby Challenge coaching and management team and it is great to see our home-grown coaches step up and I look forward to seeing them perform at the elite level," said Western Province Rugby Group CEO Paul Zacks.

Former Kenya 7s head coach Paul Treu has also landed a new role. In order to supplement this and in line with international best practise, Paul Treu will provide further support by applying current and scientific knowledge to the planning and preparation of all teams in his new role of Performance and Innovation Manager.

"This new structure means that players will get more individual attention, while we continue to support and develop our coaches to build quality, motivated and transformed coaching and playing teams for the future,” said Zacks.

The Stormers have confirmed that John Dobson will take over the head coaching duties from Robbie Fleck after this year's Super Rugby competition. The Stormers announced the news via a press statement released on their website late on Tuesday.

The statement said Fleck will play a crucial role in the transition and succession plans.

Both Fleck and Dobson will work closely with Zacks and High Performance Manager Greg Hechter to build a strong playing squad for 2020 and beyond. The contracting of players beyond 2019 will begin once the new SA Rugby contracting model parameters have been finalised.

The Stormers also confirmed the departure of Director of Rugby Gert Smal to Toyota Verblitz in Japan. Smal will leave the Stormers at the end of March. His roles and responsibilities will be collectively handled by the CEO, the Senior Professional Head Coach and the High Performance Manager.

-Sport 24

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