Beans takes the Rovers reigns

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 4 Oct 2013 at 10:31
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College Rovers have moved quickly to replace departing head coach Robert du Preez, by appointing former Wildebeest coach Bryan “Beans” Bateman as Director of Rugby for 2014 and beyond.

Du Preez, as we reported a few weeks back, has been appointed head coach by the Leopards and Pukke and will thus move back to Potchefstroom, where he initially made his name as a player back in the mid 80s.

Bateman coached Rovers for a decade between 1994 and 2004 before moving on to roles at Martizburg College and UKZN. He coached the Rovers second team this year. Assisting him with the firsts next year will be former EP fullback Greg Miller, who is heavily involved in the Investec International Rugby Academy and has also cut his teeth coaching at Selborne and Grey High in the Eastern Cape. Bateman’s role as Director will, of course, include a wider remit than just the first side as he will oversee structures and playing styles across the club.

Former Sharks forwards Eduard Coetzee and Albert van den Berg will complete the coaching team, playing technical specialist roles.


  • very good team to look after rovers.

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.10.13 11:49:46 by pete69 Reply
  • oh my gosh…he destroyed College rugby…..then Ukzn…how on earth do Rovers see fit to bring this man in…..Rovers I fear for u…

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.10.13 20:34:11 by kagun Reply

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