Nollis Marais demoted to Bulls Under-19 coach

Nollis Marais (Gallo Images)
Nollis Marais (Gallo Images)

Pretoria - Last year's Super Rugby coach Nollis Marais will take charge of the Blue Bulls Under-19 side in 2018, the union confirmed on Wednesday.

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John Mitchell, who has taken over as head coach of the franchise, has announced an extended training squad ahead of next year's competition while the Bulls coaching teams have also been confirmed. 

For Marais, the fall from the top of the pile is noticeable. 

After a string of poor results in 2017 he was sacked as Super Rugby coach before the back-end of the season before he suffered the same fate as the Blue Bulls' Currie Cup coach this year. 

The union has confirmed that Marais still has a significant role to play, and that role has become clearer with the news that he will be working with the youngsters. 

FULL BULLS MANAGEMENT TEAM:

Super Rugby:

Head coach and defence: John Mitchell

Skills, attack and kicking: Hayden Groepes

Forward coach and Lineouts: Pote Human

Forward coach and scrums: Gary Botha

Baggage and kit master: Elias Bennett

Team doctor: Dr Herman Rossouw

Team physios: Lance Lemmetjies and Pieter du Plessis

Senior rehab specialist: Juandre Williams

Strength and conditioning coaches: Jacus Coetzee and Ghafoer Luckan

Technical analyst at Super Rugby: John William Meyer

SuperSport Challenge and Under-21:

Head Coach and backline: David Manuel

SuperSport Challenge, Under-21 and Under-19 kicking: Divan Strydom

Forward coach: Anton Leonard

Scrum coach: Gary Botha

Defence: John Mitchell

Team manager and technical analyst: Vainon Willis

Baggage and kit master: Zama Dyidi

Team doctor: Dr Gerhard Louwrens

Team physio: Kyle Meyer

Junior rehab specialist: Yusuf Vahed

Strength and conditioning coach: Shaun du Toit

Blue Bulls Under-19:

Head coach and corwards: Nollis Marais

SuperSport Challenge, Under-21 and Under-19 kicking: Divan Strydom

Backline coach: Bevin Fortuin

Scrum coach: Gary Botha

Defence: John Mitchell

Team manager and technical anakyst: Curtley Prins

Baggage and kit master: Akhona Faleni

Team doctor: Dr Gerhard Lourens

Team Physio: Um’r Ismail

Junior rehab specialist: Yusuf Vahed

Strength and conditioning coach: Henri-Charl Terblanche

All professional teams coordinator operations and logistics: Hendy Seerane

Admin PA to all professional teams: Karin Visser

Medical PA to all professional teams: Heidi Visagie

Mental coach and psychologist to all professional teams: Dr Jannie Botha

Storeroom and equipment manager to all teams: Andries Kabinde


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