Nienabar joins Boks as consultant

Written by (molly)

Posted in :Original Content, RWC 2011, Springboks, Tri Nations on 9 Aug 2011 at 18:05

WP and Stormers defensive coach Jacques Nienabar has joined the Boks on a short term basis. The 38 year old has helped the Stormers become one of the most frugal defences in Super Rugby, where they were the team to leak the least amount of tries 2 years in a row, achieving the same with WP for 2009 and 2010. While he also worked with the Cheetahs under Rassie Erasmus in their golden Currie Cup run.

Nienabar has been released by the union to help out the Boks in their World Cup campaign, there has been no mention of the length of contract, but I’m sure we can assume he’ll be back with the Stormers in time for the 2012 Super Rugby campaign.

Nienabar has been helping the Boks as a consultant in the last few weeks, and rumour has it that he has been with the rehabilitation group in Rustenburg with the injured senior Boks working on their defensive structure. This is yet another positive move made by Peter de Villiers and his team ahead of the World Cup.

“We all know the importance of defence at Rugby World Cup tournaments and we had long planned to bring in a defence specialist to add to our coaching team,” said Springbok coach, Peter de Villiers, on Tuesday.

“We have wanted to add Jacques for a while and I’d like to thank Western Province for releasing him to us on a short-term basis.”


  • WP ftw!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.08.11 18:25:53 by molly Reply
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  • Good all help is needed and both Jones and white have been sending their ideas through. Boks need it to retain cup

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.08.11 18:42:25 by AlterEgo Reply

  • @molly (Comment 1) :

    Seems like a silly move from Province’s perspective?

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.08.11 21:08:45 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 3) : I’m ok if they put the Boks first, that’s how it should be. Hopefully he’s got lots of tricks up his sleeve.

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.08.11 21:17:26 by molly Reply
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  • Boy is the suspense killing me. Are we going to see a Bok team willing to front up or a headless bunch running around after the ball? If in fact Rassie has had these players up and running and conditioning towards something meaningful, or are we in for another brain fart. For the Boks to catch up to the AB’s I do honestly hope that between Rassie, Jacques and Co. the past 7,6 or 5 weeks ( depending on when their franchise got knocked out of the Super15) these guys have taken a couple of steps up in performance.

  • Comment 5, posted at 10.08.11 02:17:24 by Dynamite Reply

  • @Dynamite (Comment 5) : I don’t know hey, we got players that haven’t played in 6 weeks, let alone played together, playing against a team playing their 3rd game together. Gonna be damn hard to win this one.

  • Comment 6, posted at 10.08.11 08:52:12 by molly Reply
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  • Too little too late? Only time will tell….

  • Comment 7, posted at 10.08.11 09:32:46 by Uli Reply
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  • Could have been of great help before away leg of Tri-Nations… 👿

  • Comment 8, posted at 10.08.11 09:40:28 by Charlie Reply

  • @molly (Comment 6) : Good point, my concern 2…

  • Comment 9, posted at 10.08.11 09:41:06 by Charlie Reply


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