Western Province confirm new coach for Currie Cup


The experienced Jerome Paarwater has been named head coach of Western Province for the upcoming Currie Cup campaign

With Stormers coach John Dobson and his management team set to be preoccupied with United Rugby Championship duties, Paarwater will take up a new role with Western Province, and will be assisted by Kabamba Floors and Nazeem Adams.

The former Western Province loose forward has been part of the WP Rugby coaching structures since 2003, when he first served as the WP forwards coach.

In 2007 he was the Stormers forwards coach and went on to be appointed head coach of the Western Province team in the Vodacom Cup. In recent years he has taken charge of the WP U21 and U20 teams, nurturing talents such as Salmaan Moerat, Herschel Jantjies and Damian Willemse.

Springbok loose forward Kabamba Floors will be the forwards coach, having coached the Western Province U20 pack this season, while the experienced former Junior Springbok coach Nazeem Adams will oversee the backline.

Paarwater looking forward to opportunity with Western Province

Paarwater said that he is keen to step in and help guide a squad full of talent, as WP aim for a record 35th Currie Cup title.

“We have got great depth here, with exciting players coming through our ranks all the time.

“This campaign will be challenging given that it will run at the same time as the Stormers’ Vodacom United Rugby Championship season, but with the likes of Kabamba and Nazeem assisting me, I am confident that we can get the best out of our players and showcase the talent we have here,” he said.



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