The coaching team that will work alongside Stormers Head Coach John Dobson in the 2020 Super Rugby season has been confirmed.
Experienced Team Manager Chippie Solomon, Strength and Conditioning Coach Riefaat Jappie, Defence Coach Norman Laker and Backs Coach Dawie Snyman will all continue in their current roles, with Forwards Coach Rito Hlungwani and Skills Coach and Technical Analyst Labeeb Levy being the new additions to the coaching team.
Scrum consultant Hanyani Shimange and kicking coach Gareth Wright will work across all of WP Rugby’s professional teams and provide support to the Stormers coaching team as part of their roles.
Levy has been involved with Western Province Rugby for 12 years in various roles including coaching education and analysis, while Hlungwani has come through every level of the game, starting out as a player and working in club and university rugby before graduating to the professional structures.
Every single one of these coaches has extensive experience in the Western Province Rugby system. Levy, Hlungwani, Shimange and Wright all represented Western Province as players, while every coach has worked at club level locally and worked their way up through the various WP Rugby structures.
Laker, Snyman, Levy and Jappie have previously worked alongside Dobson in the Western Province Currie Cup and Rugby Challenge Cup teams.