Lance Sendin and Sean Erasmus have been appointed as head coaches of the SA Schools and SA Schools A teams respectively.
Sendin, 1st XV coach of Hoërskool Hugenote in Wellington, was in charge of SA Schools A last year but has been promoted to the SA Schools side in place of Hein Kriek, who is coaching at the Pumas.
Erasmus, the man at the helm of Paarl Boys’ 38-match winning streak, served as Kriek’s assistant in 2015 but takes over as SA Schools A coach this year.
The duo will be assisted by Boland’s John Booysen and the Golden Lions’ Mzwakhe Nkosi, as well as specialist coaches of the SA Rugby Mobi-Unit.
The squads will convene at Newlands on 7 August and will begin training for the series against England, France, Italy and Wales on 8 August.
SA Schools management team: Lance Sendin (head coach), John Booysen (assistant coach), Mzwakhe Nkosi (assistant coach), Dean Moodley (team manager), Gerhard Coetzer (team doctor), Karabo Morokane (physiotherapist), Thulani Ntetha (fitness coach).
SA Schools A management team: Sean Erasmus (head coach), John Booysen (assistant coach), Mzwakhe Nkosi (assistant coach), Relton Hermanus (team manager), Gerhard Coetzer (team doctor), Kim Naidoo (physiotherapist), Andre Smith (fitness coach).
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