Management

SAS Rugby

Jacques Hanekom

Head of Rugby

  • Founder & CEO: Western Province Institute
  • Academy Consultant: South Africa Rugby Union (SA Rugby)
  • Head Coach: Paul Roos Gymnasium first XV, Western Province U18, U19, U20, Buccaneers Ireland
  • Assistant Coach: Western Province Vodacom Cup, Western Province Currie Cup, Buccaneers Ireland

    Johan van Wyk

    Head of Performance

    • MSc Physiotherapy
    • Physiotherapy, Strength & Conditioning, Sport Science
    • As a player: played for the Stormers, Western Province, Sharks, South Africa A and Northampton (UK)
    • Responsible for the Rehabilitation programme of the SA Sevens, WPRI, Junior Springboks
    • Recognised as expert in rehabilitation services and results

      Ludwig Gerstner

      Project Manager

      • MSc Sport Science
      • MBA
      • Sport Manager at Stellenbosch University (2013-2015)
      • Corporate Development Officer at Caylix Sport; responsible for the management of a range of projects (2016-2018).

        Ernst Joubert

        Head of SASRII

        • As a player, represented the Golden Lions/Lions from 2004-2009
        • 161 Caps for Saracens from 2009 – 2016
        • Captained both Lions and Saracens

          Frankie Horne

          Head of SAS Sevens

          • As a player, represented the BlitzBoks between 2007 and 2016 in 68 consecutive caps. Captained the BlitzBoks in the 2013/14 season.
          • SA Player of the Year 2008/09 season
          • HSBC International Sevens Rugby Dream-team in 2013
          • Represented Boland as a player at provincial level between 2004 and 2008 in Fifteens rugby.

            Corné Uys

            Head Coach

            • As a coach, 2015/2016 Provence Rugby, Assistant coach ProD2, France
            • 2017-2018 Paul Roos Gimnasium first XV, Assistant coach
            • As a player, represented the Stormers 2004-2007, Cheetahs 2008-2010, Newcastle Falcons 2011, Sale Sharks 2012, Aix-en-Provence 2013-2015

              Chris Rossouw

              Consultant

              • As a coach, 2016 Western Province u21 Assistant coach
              • Head Coach of the University of Stellenbosch (Maties) from 2013-2015
              • As a player, represented the Cheetahs in 2008, Toulon from 2005 – 2008, Stormers 2001 – 2005
              • South Africa A (2001) & Springboks (2000)
              • Western Province (1997 -2000)

                Alan Zondagh

                Consultant

                • Director: 2016 – 2017 Performance Director, SA Rugby Academy;
                  2016 Director of Rugby for Boland Rugby Union – Currie Cup;
                  2005 – 2015 Performance Director, Rugby Performance Centre;
                  1999 – 2001 Saracens Director of Rugby – Premiership & Heineken Cup;
                  1980 – 1987 Director of Coaching for Western Province Rugby Union
                • Head Coach: 1998 – 1999 London Scottish Head Coach – Premiership;
                  1998 Hamiltons RFC Senior Coach;
                  1993 – 1996 W.P. Senior Coach – Currie Cup and Super Rugby;
                  1992 – 1993 W.P. “B” Head Coach;
                  1991 Head Coach, South Team – Coastal Currie Cup Unions;
                  1998 – 1991 Eastern Province Senior Currie Cup Coach;
                  1988/92/93 Villager RFC Senior Coach;
                  1980 – 1982 W.P Under –20 Coach

                  Neil de Kock

                  Consultant

                  • As a player, represented and captained Western Province as well as the Stormers from 2000 - 2006
                  • 10 Springbok caps earned between 2001 and 2003
                  • Captained and played for Saracens from 2006 to 2017 with a total of 264 caps.

                    Support Staff

                    Ruan Rust

                    SASRII - Strength & Conditioning Coach / Biokineticist / Sport Scientist

                    • BSc ( Med)(Hons) Exercise Science (Biokinetics) MSc Exercise Science ( Candidate ) NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
                    • Specializing in high Intensity intermitted ball sports, athlete return to play, and athlete monitoring.

                      Tracy Morkel

                      SASRII - Physiotherapy / Rehabilitation

                      • MSc Exercise and Sport Physiotherapy
                      • Injury and medical management for SAS, Physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

                        Nadia Clenzos

                        SAS Sevens - Physiotherapy

                        • Bsc Physiotherapy; MPhil Sports Physiotherapy
                        • Injury prevention, management & rehabilitation
                        • Sports physio experience includes working in a high performance environment with teams such as Lions u19, WP u19, WPRI & SA Sevens

                          Llewellyn Morkel

                          SAS Sevens - Physical Preparation Coach

                          • BSc (Hons) Sports Science Specializing in Rugby, Contact Skills & Reconditioning
                          • 10 years experience spanning schools rugby to the professional Level working with players from Western Province Rugby Institute, Maties, Springbok sevens, Stormers, Munster, Saracens, Toulon and Gloucester.
                          • Previous experience: Strength and conditioning Coach WPRI (2010-2018) WP u19 Contact Skills Coach (2016-2018)