New Currie Cup coach for Bulls

2015-11-09 14:26
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Cape Town - Hendre Marnitz has been appointed as the Blue Bulls’ new Currie Cup coach.

He will take over from Nollis Marais next season with the latter to focus on his job as head coach of the Bulls’ Super Rugby team.

Marnitz coached the Blue Bulls Under-21 side this past season. He will be assisted by Denzil Frans (forwards) and Hayden Groepes (backs and technical).  

This comes after the Bulls on Monday announced several new appointments across their coaching hierarchy.

Anton Leonard will be forwards coach in Super Rugby alongside Marais, with David Manual as the backline coach. 

The management teams are:


Head Coach: Nollis Marais

Forwards: Anton Leonard

Backs: David Manuel

Technical: John-William Meyer and Divan Strydom

Team Manager: Tim Dlulane

Baggage Master: Elias Bennet

Blue Bulls:

Head Coach: Hendre Marnitz

Forwards: Denzil Frans

Back and Technical: Hayden Groepes

Team Manager Round One: Nqubeku Zulu

Baggage Master Round One: Simon Dyidi

Team Manager Round Two: Tim Dlulane

Baggage Master Round Two: Elias Bennet

Blue Bulls Under-21:

Head Coach and Forwards: Pote Human

Backs: Bevin Fortuin

Technical: Vainon Willis

Team Manager: Nqubeko Zulu

Baggage Master: Simon Dyidi

Blue Bulls Under-19:

Head Coach and Forwards: Jaco Pienaar

Backs: Dewey Swartbooi

Technical: Vainon Willis

Team Manager: Hendy Seerane

Baggage Master: Akhona Felani


Senior Team Doctor: Herman Rossouw

Physiotherapists: Wernich Smith, Karabo Morokane, Pieter du Plessis, Sanell Morgan and Khuliso Netshivhagani

Masseuse: Elzanne van Coller

Conditioning coaches: Niel du Plessis, Henri-Charl Terblanche, Shaun du Toit, Jacus Coetzee, Mark Nicholls, Ghafoer Luckan

Sport scientist and practice coordinator (medical) and assistant conditioner: Lee-Anne Diab

Store Room Assistant: Andries Kabinde

Scrum and Breakdown Coach: Gary Botha

Defence Coach: Pine Pienaar

Psychologist: Jannie Botha


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