Russell Winter rugby player
Russell Winter rugby player

Russell Winter

17th Aug 1995 1.93m/100kg Coach

Featuring mainly as a no.8, Russell Winter enjoyed a playing the career that saw him turn out for the Lions, Sharks, Cats and Newcastle Falcons as well as a stint with the South African Sevens side.

Winter spent most of his career at the Lions between 1998 and 2006 while also featuring for the Cats in Super Rugby between 2001 and 2006. In 2004 he spent a season on loan at the Sharks.

Winter left the Lions at the end of 2006 Super Rugby season to join English Premiership side Newcastle Falcons. He made 50 appearances for the side before leaving at the end of the 2009 season.

While also making two appearances for the South African Sevens side in 1998, Winter also played for the South African A side.

Following his retirement, Winter moved into coaching to as he returned to Johannesburg to take up a coaching role at the Golden Lions, where he was in charge of the Golden Lions U21s and their Vodacom Cup side between 2011 and 2015. After the 2015 season, it was announced that he would become the forwards coach of Western Province and the Stormers.

In 2020, Winter made the move to the Bulls to take over as the side's forwards' coach under Jake White.

Career

bb Blue Bulls
Coach
2020 - present
image Bulls
Coach
2020 - present
sa South Africa 7's
Coach
1998 - 1998
lions Golden Lions
Coach
1998 - 2015
image Western Province
Coach
2016 - 2020