New Director of Rugby Appointed!

New Director of Rugby, Mr Nico Le Roux

New Director of Rugby, Mr Nico Le Roux

Durban High School is pleased to announce the appointment of the School’s new Director of Rugby, Nico Le Roux.

Nico, a former technical advisor to the New Zealand All Blacks under coach John Mitchell, has worked with, among others, the Blues, the Chiefs, the Junior All Blacks, in addition to the All Blacks.

He has enjoyed a long and successful career coaching rugby, which began back in 1994 when he was appointed as the Lions High Performance Manager. His career took a huge leap in 2001, when he was appointed as the Technical Advisor to the Chiefs Super Rugby Franchise. Nico was then appointed by the Waikato Rugby Union as their Technical Advisor. His period in New Zealand also included working as Performance Analyst for the Blues Super Rugby Franchise and the North Harbour Rugby Union. The highlight of his stay in New Zealand was when he was appointed as Technical Advisor to the All Blacks.

In 2009 Nico returned to South Africa and was appointed as the Attack Coach for Boland Rugby Union. From the Boland, Nico was appointed by SARU in their Coaches Education Department. He also consulted for the Bulls.

In 2014 Nico joined the Investec Rugby Academy as a course presenter and Head Coach of their Elite players group. He was appointed as Director of Rugby of Rustenburg Impala Rugby. As the Head Coach, he has taken the team to several prestigious finals including the Community Cup and Gold Cup competitions.

Nico holds a B.Com (Honours) in Sports Management.

The DHS community welcomes Nico and his family to Durban.


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