SAS Rugby Management

& Coaching Staff

Staff Department
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Sas Rugby 2023 Jacques Hanekom

Jacques Hanekom

Head of SAS Rugby

  • Launched SAS Rugby in 2016
  • BA Higher Education
  • Former provincial player and coach: Western Province Vodacom Cup, Western Province Currie Cup, Buccaneers Ireland
  • Specialises in rugby player recruitment and development of pathways
  • SAS Rugby
Sas Rugby 2023 Ernst Joubert

Ernst Joubert

Head of SASRII

  • Joined SAS Rugby in January 2017
  • B Com Management Accounting
  • Former professional rugby player for the Lions, Saracens and Emerging Springboks.
  • SAS Rugby
  • SASRII
Sas Rugby 2023 Hein Kriek

Hein Kriek

Head Coach SASRII

  • Joined SAS Rugby in January 2023
  • MSc Sporting Director (Salford University)
  • BSc Honours in Sport Science
  • World Rugby Level 3
  • Former SA Schools Head Coach, Pumas Currie Cup Assistant Coach and Technical Director for Rugby Netherlands.
  • SASRII
Sas Rugby 2023 Neil De Kock

Neil de Kock

Kicking & Scrumhalf Specialist Coach

  • Joined SAS in January 2018
  • BCom Industrial Psychology
  • Former professional rugby player for Western Province, Saracens and the Springboks.
  • SASRII
Sas Rugby 2023 Johann Zeier

Johann Zeier

Scrum Coach and Analysis SASRII

  • Joined SAS Rugby in January 2019
  • MSc Honours in High Performance Sport
  • Currently Head coach for Maties Women’s Rugby and former performance analyst for SX10 in the World Tens Series and Germany 7’s World Cup team.
  • SASRII
Sas Rugby 2023 Ian Cambell Mcgeachy

Ian Campbell McGeachy

Backline, Skills & Attack Coach SASRII

  • Joined SAS Rugby in January 2023
  • World Rugby Level 2
  • Currently Paul Roos Gymnasium Assistant Coach and former Maties 7’s Coach
  • SASRII
Sas Rugby 2023 Andrea Damon

Andrea Damon

Physiotherapist SASRII

  • Joined SAS Rugby in September 2019
  • BSc Physiotherapy, MSc Exercise and Sport Physiotherapy
  • Specialises in musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and sports physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Injury prevention, management, and rehabilitation.
  • SASRII
Sas Rugby 2023 Armand Venter

Armand Venter

S&C Coach, Biokineticist & Sport Scientist SASRII

  • Joined SAS Rugby in September 2019
  • BA Honours in Sport Science and BA Honours in Biokinetics
  • Specialises in Orthopaedic rehabilitation and High-Performance training
  • SASRII
Sas Rugby 2023 Chris Dry

Chris Dry

Head of SAS 7s

  • Joined SAS Rugby in 2023 following his retirement after 12 seasons with SA Sevens.
  • Former Springbok 7s player who earned 373 caps in 74 tournaments between 2010 - 2021. Won 21 tournaments and 2 World Series titles. Participated in the 2020 Olympic Games and was part of the SA Sevens team who won gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
  • Former professional player for the Free State Cheetahs between 2009 - 2011 and 2017.
  • SAS Rugby 7s
Sas Rugby 2023 Nic Ferreria

Nic Ferreira

Assistant Coach SAS 7s

  • Joined SAS Rugby in 2019 as a skills and kicking coach having previously coached at St Andrew’s College.
  • After a couple seasons with the SASRII programme, he moved over to the SAS Sevens programme as Assistant coach in 2022.
  • Coaches Paul Roos Gymnasium U16A Team and 1 st 7s Team.
  • SAS Rugby 7s
Sas Rugby 2023 Werner Botha

Werner Botha

Sport Scientist SAS 7s

  • Joined SAS Rugby in 2018
  • National Diploma in Sport Science
  • Works with a variety of athletes focusing on return to play integration after injury, focusing on Sport/ Orthopaedic rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Pre- or Post-Operation, and High Performance Training.
  • SAS Rugby 7s
Sas Rugby 2023 Nadia Booyens

Nadia Booyens

Physiotherapist SAS 7s

  • Joined SAS Rugby in 2021. Previously worked at Villagers Rugby Club and with Rhinos Rugby 10s.
  • BSc Physiotherapy
  • Injury prevention, management and rehabilitation.
  • Specialist in the treatment of orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries.
  • SAS Rugby 7s
Sas Rugby 2023 Georgie Trodd

Georgie Trodd

Strength and Conditioning SAS 7s

  • Joined SAS Rugby in 2023
  • BSc (Hons) Performance Sport
  • Rugby conditioning, data analysis, sports recovery.
  • Previously involved with SA Sevens Academy and SA U18 Rugby.
  • SAS Rugby 7s
Sas Rugby 2023 Franklin Van Wyk

Franklin van Wyk

Logistical Manager SAS

    • Support Staff

    Follow the Action

    Wrapping up the Game Changer with Phase 3: Beers at Clifton Lifesaving Club 🤙After smashing their first block of the SASRII 2024 programme, it was time for a well-deserved cold one!#sasrii #sasrugby #sasrii2024 #rugby #internationalrugbgprogramme #clifton #capetown
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    Shoulder to shoulder 🔗Our players stand united, absorbing every word from our seasoned coaches, who bring a wealth of experience to the SASRII programme. We prioritize learning from the best to excel on the field as a team and individuals.#sasrii #sasrugby #sasrii2024 #rugby #internationalrugbyprogramme
    Progress in motion.#sasrii #sasrugby #sasrii2024 #rugby #internationalrugbyprogramme
    Locked in and ready for Week 3 🔒#sasrii #sasrugby #sasrii2024 #rugby #internationalrugbyprogramme
    Dialled in.#sasrii #sasrugby #sasrii2024 #rugby #internationalrugbyprogramme
    Hey Siri, play “Water” by Tyla 🎶#sasrii #sasrugby #sasrii2024 #rugby #southafrica #tylawater #proudlysouthafrican
    The aftermath of running a Bronco test in the Stellenbosch heat 💦#sasrii #sasrugby #sasrii2024 #rugby #internationalrugbyprogramme
    Unity in Stride#sasrii #sasrugby #sasrii2024 #rugby #internationalrugbyprogramme
    The Bronco - Endurance Defined ✔️#sasrii #sasrugby #sasrii2024 #rugby #internationalrugbyprogramme
    “If you give Chris nothing less than a 110%, he’ll give you even more.” - Barnaby Shaw, SAS 7s 2023.SAS 7s 2024 applications are OPEN ✔️#sasrugby #sas7s #rugby #rugbysevens #southafrica
    “There’s a lot that Chris has to teach and I want to try and get as much out of it as possible.” - Andrew Cooper, SAS 7s 2023.SAS 7s 2024 applications are OPEN ✔️#sasrugby #sas7s #rugby #rugbysevens #southafrica
    “Jy sal nie ‘n ander setup kan kry soos wat hier is nie.” - Marcel Strydom & Janco Burger, SAS 7s 2023.SAS 7s 2024 applications are OPEN ✔️#sasrugby #sas7s #rugby #rugbysevens #southafrica
    “Dis ‘n different ballgame.” - Curwin Gertse, SAS 7s 2023.SAS 7s 2024 applications are OPEN ✔️#sasrugby #sas7s #rugby #rugbysevens #southafrica
    “It’s discipline. That’s how you keep your edge.” - Andrew Cooper, SAS 7s 2023.SAS 7s 2024 applications are OPEN ✔️#sasrugby #sas7s #rugby #rugbysevens #southafrica
    “It’s been a great experience. The skillset I’ve learned, it’s like a whole new game.” - Barnaby Shaw, SAS 7s 2023.SAS 7s 2024 applications are OPEN ✔️#sasrugby #sas7s #rugby #rugbysevens #southafrica
    “Met Sevens is alles unpredictable.” - Marcel Strydom & Janco Burger, SAS 7s 2023.SAS 7s 2024 applications are OPEN ✔️#sasrugby #sas7s #rugby #rugbysevens #southafrica
    “Ek love die competitiveness.” - Curwin Gertse, SAS 7s 2023.SAS 7s 2024 applications are OPEN ✔️#sasrugby #sas7s #rugby #rugbysevens #southafrica
    “I couldn’t get enough of it.” - Andrew Cooper, SAS 7s 2023.#sasrugby #sas7s #rugby #rugbysevens #southafrica
    SASRII 2023 standouts Callum Smyth and Monroe Job have earned their spots in the Scotland U20 group for the upcoming Six Nations Under 20s Championship!Best of luck to these promising talents as they kick off their journey on 2 February 2024 against Wales. Make us proud, lads!🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿#sasrugby #sasrii #sasalumni #rugby #southafrica
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