Sports Reporter
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9 Dec 2021
11:37 am

Paarwater takes charge of WP for Currie Cup campaign

Sports Reporter

Paarwater will be assisted by Kabamba Floors and Nazeem Adams.

Long-serving WP rugby coach Jerome Paarwater will take charge of the Currie Cup team in 2022. Picture: Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images

The experienced Jerome Paarwater has been named head coach of Western Province for the upcoming Currie Cup campaign, with Kabamba Floors and Nazeem Adams his assistant coaches.

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The former Western Province loose forward has been part of the Western Province Rugby coaching structures since 2003, when he first served as the Western Province 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 Western Province U21 and Western Province U20 teams, nurturing talents such as Salmaan Moerat, Herschel Jantjies and Damian Willemse.

Former Springbok loose forward 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 said that he is looking forward to guiding a squad full of talent, as Western Province aim for a record 35th Currie Cup title.

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

“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.