The Stormers have added former Primrose mentor Rito Hlungwani to their coaching staff for next season.
Hlungwani, a former Western Province player, will be the new forwards coach and was added alongside long-serving WP member Labeeb Levy who will be the team’s new technical analyst.
The Stormers on Thursday confirmed their coaching staff which will be headed by John Dobson.
The rest of the team is team manager Chippie Solomon, strength and conditioning chief Riefaat Jappie, defence coach Norman Laker and backline coach Dawie Snyman.
Hanyani Shimange will be the team’s scrum consultant and will work with kicking coach Gareth Wright across all of WP Rugby’s professional teams.
Of his coaching team, Dobson says: “Our whole coaching team have come through the system here at Western Province Rugby and every one of them understands that the Stormers is more than just a rugby team.
“The hard work for the 2020 season has already started and we are excited about the potential that we have as a group of coaches working with a world-class squad.”
Western Province Rugby CEO Paul Zacks adds: “It is vital that we make the most of the considerable playing talent that we have at our disposal and in order to do so we have put together a strong group of coaches who are closely aligned both on and off the field.
The DHL Stormers coaching team that will work alongside Head Coach John Dobson in 2020 has been confirmed, with Forwards Coach Rito Hlungwani and Skills Coach and Technical Analyst Labeeb Levy coming into the set-up - https://t.co/szeSpA93eC #iamastormer— DHL STORMERS (@THESTORMERS) December 12, 2019
“We are proud of the fact that all of these coaches have come through our various structures and want to give them the best opportunity to take the Stormers to new heights.”