Android app on Google Play

recent posts

Like Sharksworld?

We'd love a contribution towards the running costs...
How much do you like Sharksworld?
Message to the webmaster

recent comments

Currie Cup Log

Team Points
Premier Division
Xerox Golden Lions 10 10 48
Vodacom Blue Bulls 10 8 39
DHL Western Province 10 7 35
Toyota Free State Cheetahs 10 3 24
Cell C Sharks 10 4 22
Steval Pumas 10 3 17
Eastern Province Kings 10 2 12
ORC Griquas 10 1 8
Full log

Categories

Archives

Copyright

© 2008-2012 Sharksworld.

Originally based on a design by Upstart Blogger.

Sport Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory My Zimbio

Error: Unable to create directory wp-content/uploads/2019/08. Is its parent directory writable by the server?

Du Preez returns to his roots


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 12 Sep 2013 at 09:51
Tagged with : , , , , , , , , , , ,

Former Springbok and Sharks scrumhalf Robert du Preez will return to Potchefstroom next month to take up a new role as head coach of the PUK Varsity Cup and Leopards Currie Cup teams. Du Preez, who rose to prominence as Naas Botha’s regular halfback partner at Northern Transvaal in the late 80s, first cut his teeth playing for the so-called “Mielieboere” from Western Transvaal.

His arrival in Durban in 1992 was quite a coup for the Natal side, whose regular scrumhalf and captain, Craig Jamieson, had opted to retire and move into an administrative role. Du Preez played for Natal up until 1997 and also represented the Springboks during that period, selected in the number 9 jersey for South Africa’s first tests after re-admission.

In recent times, though, du Preez has risen to prominence as head coach of College Rovers, having coached the first side to back-to-back Moore and Murray Cup triumphs, as well as a runners-up berth in the inaugural Community Cup this year. His elevation to a senior professional coaching position continues a long line of succession for former Rovers coaches; Brad Macleod-Henderson and Sean Everitt, for example, have both held the Rovers head coach position in the past and are now assistant coaches for the Sharks.

Du Preez will, of course, retain strong links to Durban and the Sharks through sons Robert (Sharks under 21 flyhalf), Jean-Luc and Daniel. The latter pair are currently writing matric at Kearnsey College and will join the Sharks Academy in 2014.

Good luck with the new challenge, Robert! We hope it all goes well.



20 Comments

Add Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.