Rugby

Loffie Eloff relishing new role in America

2016-06-14 09:01
Eugene Eloff (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Lions coach Eugene ‘Loffie’ Eloff is looking forward to his new journey as rugby coach in America.

Eloff was recently appointed head coach of the Austin Huns Rugby Club.

The Huns are based in Austin, Texas and will from September compete in the new professional league established in the United States.

"I'm really excited by this new challenge, I really like to be at the beginning of a new adventure,” Eloff told the club’s official website.

“USA has the potential to become one of the most successful rugby nations, and having the opportunity to bring my knowledge here will be fantastic. I'm looking forward to working with the Huns Management, and all of the Austin Huns volunteer coaches to help them grow the club and sport."

Notable rugby accomplishments for Eloff include leading the South African under-19 team to world championship victories in 2003 and 2005.

Owner Richard Osborn commented: "Having a world class coach is an amazing opportunity for our players and club. We are attempting to build a path from the youth to the highest level with a clear vision, and we are looking to work closely with USA Rugby to offer an option for Eagles and future Eagles to have the best club platform possible. We want to create coaching clinics with Eugene for our Huns coaches, but also for any other coaches that want to continue to learn."

 

 

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