Currie Cup

Jerome Paarwater named head coach of WP's Currie Cup team

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Jerome Paarwater. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)
Jerome Paarwater. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)
  • The experienced Jerome Paarwater will coach WP in next year's Currie Cup.
  • He will be assisted by Kabamba Floors (forwards) and Nazeem Adams (backs).
  • John Dobson remains head coach of the Stormers for their United Rugby Championship campaign.

Jerome Paarwater has been named head coach of Western Province's Currie Cup team.

He takes over John Dobson, who remains at the held of the Stormers during their United Rugby Championship campaign.

WP Rugby announced in a statement on Thursday that Paarwater will be assisted by Kabamba Floors and Nazeem Adams.

Paarwater, a former Western Province loose forward, is a vastly experienced coach who has been part of the union's coaching structures since 2003, when he first served as WP forwards coach.

In 2007, Paarwater was the Stormers' forwards coach and he later became head coach of the WP team that played in the now-defunct Vodacom Cup. In recent years, he has taken charge of the Western Province junior teams (U20s and U21s).

Former Blitzbok star Floors, who also played one Test for the Springboks against England in 2006, will serve as WP forwards coach, while Adams, a former Junior Springbok coach, will oversee the backline.

Paarwater said he was looking forward to the new challenge.

"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' 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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