Connacht Rugby are delighted to substantiate Dewald Senekal will be part of the province as Forwards Coach from the start of the 2021-22 season.
Senekal arrives with in depth teaching expertise, most just lately serving as Forwards Coach for Stade Francais within the High 14 after taking up from Paul O’Connell within the position. From 2017-2019 he was Joint Head Coach of Grenoble, main them to promotion from Professional D2 to the High 14 in his first season.
The 40 12 months previous South African started his teaching profession in 2015 as Forwards Coach of Bayonne the place he completed an extended taking part in profession. He additionally performed for French sides Toulon and Agen, and South African sides the Cheetahs and Lions.
Following in the present day’s announcement, Head Coach Andy Pal says:
“Following an in depth recruitment course of, we’re delighted to announce Dewald’s appointment to the Connacht teaching staff. He’s a particularly spectacular particular person who will add lots to the setup, in addition to offering a recent pair of eyes and new concepts. I do know the gamers will actually get pleasure from working with him and the coaches likewise.
Our teaching staff is now full with Dewald becoming a member of Pete, Mossy, Cullie and myself for the following two years, and we really feel very optimistic about what we are able to obtain each as a gaggle and within the membership.”
Dewald Senekal says he can’t wait to hyperlink up together with his new membership:
“I’m thrilled to be becoming a member of the Connacht Rugby teaching staff. I performed in opposition to Connacht at The Sportsground throughout my time at Bayonne and was immediately struck by their loyal, passionate fanbase and, since then, the membership’s infectious ambition and drive to succeed.
There’s a gaggle of gifted younger gamers there which is a testomony to the work carried out in any respect ranges the previous couple of years, and it’s my job now to assist them proceed their improvement.
I’m very grateful to Andy and the staff for giving me this chance, and I’m counting down the times earlier than I make the transfer to the West of Eire and start preparations for subsequent season.”