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Stormers unveil new forwards coach


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Stormers, WP on 11 Nov 2008 at 11:34
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Former Bulls and Scotland prop Matthew Proudfoot has been named as the Stormers new forwards coach for the 2009 Super 14.

The 36-year-old Potch Boys High old boy first represented the Pretoria team in 1996, playing at tighthead in the side that made the semi-finals of the inaugural Super 12 competition that year. He moved north in 1998 and won three caps for Scotland that year, but found his further international ambitions checked by a serious of unfortunate injuries, including a broken neck! Returning to South Africa in 2001, he briefly appeared for the Valke before starting a lasting association with his home side, the Leopards, in 2002. He played for them for three years, then returned to Scotland to join Edinburgh, before finally returning home to a coaching role a few years later.

Proudfoot has spent the last four years developing a reputation as one of the finest club coaches in the land, as coach of the PUK Rugby Institute in Potshefstroom. He also coached the SA Students team this year.

Rassie Erasmus has lured Proudfoot to Cape Town to take up the vacant forwards coach berth, now that Gary Gold has joined the Bok coaching team. The indications are that Proudfoot will take over as head coach for Vodacom Western Province in the 2009 Currie Cup as well, leaving Alastair Coetzee’s future somewhat uncertain.



27 Comments

  • Look like quite a good one. He sure look like he have done something with Pukke.

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.11.08 11:49:09 by PaarlBok Reply
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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 1) : yeah… nice to see he’s come up through the ranks

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.11.08 12:00:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • cheers then allistair.

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.11.08 12:02:33 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 3) : yeah… doesn’t sound good for him.

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.11.08 12:11:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • It wont take long before our lost sons will hopefull return. Balie & Slaptjips. Good to have a fattie like Lightfoot tho. Thats what the Stormers need, a hard working fattie that can teach our lot to scrum. Also saw on the Stormers site JD is back. We need him and Blaauw and Mujatsi to fire in 2009.

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.11.08 12:32:37 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • Sorry I mean Proudfoot. Jessie die rooitaal maak my deurmekaar. :?: :?:

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.11.08 12:33:42 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 5) : Wessel Lightfoot… he was a hooker. I think he also played for W Tvl

  • Comment 7, posted at 11.11.08 12:41:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : Ja think he played for the Cheaters and WeePee at his latter stage. :oops:

  • Comment 8, posted at 11.11.08 12:52:04 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • So Coetzee will the scapegoat for WP’s poor CC campaign.

    :shock:

    Why am I not surprised???

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.11.08 15:01:34 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 9) :

    Why am I not surprised that you fell for Rob’s bait that easily. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Rassie will have an assistant coach in the S14, same as he had this year…………… I wonder who that will be????????????????

  • Comment 10, posted at 11.11.08 15:05:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 10) :

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    It was obvious that Rassie was still pulling the strings behind the scenes.

    Surely AC did not contract Wylie, De Waal or AJ and I doubt he even selected the side.

    What really gave the game away was the selection of Brits at 8. That’s got Rassie’s name on it through and through.

  • Comment 11, posted at 11.11.08 15:09:29 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 11) : tell you what… this whole WP house of cards is still going to come crashing down around Rassie… mark my words. I predict he’ll be out of there by the end of 2009.

  • Comment 12, posted at 11.11.08 15:16:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • Rassie was as much coach of the (depleted) WP team as AC was.
    Agree regarding Brits at 8 – pure Rassie.

  • Comment 13, posted at 11.11.08 15:17:08 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • I think what we’re forgetting here is the truly atrocious performances delivered by the full-strength WP team at the end of the campaign. let’s not forget that the only really impressive performances, once the WP Bok squadron (all 400 of them) came back were the 90-point thrashing of the Valke (who?) and a good win over a seriously jaded Free State. The team still failed badly when it mattered, against Boland and the Lions.

    My point is that you really have to lay a fair amount of the blame at Coetzee’s door. I’m sure he’s a nice guy and all and a brilliant assistant. I just doubt he has what it takes to be a head coach.

  • Comment 14, posted at 11.11.08 15:25:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 6) : “rooitaal” :)

    And you okes get annoyed when Lukas refers to you as Dutchmen …

  • Comment 15, posted at 11.11.08 15:27:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : I’m at the point where I couldn’t care less…

    Rassie did well this year and if he builds on the S14 performance and makes the semis then I’ll eat my hat.

    Maybe I won’t eat my hat… I’ll admit that Eddie Andrews was inferior to Os Du Randt.

  • Comment 16, posted at 11.11.08 15:27:27 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 16) : why not just become a Sharks supporter?

    I don’t know, hey… you guys have a good squad, but a terrible draw next year. I don’t see you ending better than about 6th.

  • Comment 17, posted at 11.11.08 15:34:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 16) : dude… is there any point in even trying to convince you not to eat something? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 11.11.08 15:34:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) :

    Let me guess. The Sharks are gonna win the S14???

    In your dreams mate!!! :evil: :evil:

  • Comment 19, posted at 11.11.08 15:37:20 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 18) : GGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

  • Comment 20, posted at 11.11.08 15:37:41 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 19) : I actually believe they are… based on good coaching, a settled squad, a good draw and the fact that the Crusaders have lost Deans and Carter.

    What have you got?

  • Comment 21, posted at 11.11.08 16:16:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 18) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 22, posted at 11.11.08 16:18:52 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 20) :

    Looks like he is preparing to eat YOU now. :smile:

  • Comment 23, posted at 11.11.08 19:34:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 23) :
    :shock:
    (Big Fish restrains himself…)
    :twisted:

  • Comment 24, posted at 11.11.08 19:46:00 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 24) : good call :shock:

  • Comment 25, posted at 11.11.08 20:54:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 25) :
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 26, posted at 11.11.08 22:16:43 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 24) :

    Hehehehhehehe :oops:

  • Comment 27, posted at 12.11.08 07:01:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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