Cape Town - The Pumas have appointed Hein Kriek as their new
assistant coach to work alongside head coach MJ Mentz.
Kriek, was the recent head coach of schools side, Paul Roos
Gymnasium, in Stellenbosch.
Kriek, a former Lowvelder and Nelspruit Hoërskool
matriculant, will join the Pumas squad from December 1.
The 38-year-old, who also headed the coaching team of the SA Schools team, commented on the Pumas’ Facebook page: “I grew up in
Malelane, but my family left the area when I went to Potchefstroom’s University
of North West to study BSc Sport Science in 1996.
“It’s a great opportunity for me to return to the place
where I fell in love with the sport. The choice to join the Pumas was actually
an easy one, as I love the brand of rugby they play and their morals and family
values is where I see myself and my family fitting in.
“Most importantly as a young coach, it gives me as a
fantastic opportunity to compete in the Premier Currie Cup, which is certainly
any coach’s dream to be apart off.”