Durban High School appoints their new Director of Rugby

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NicoleRoux School of Rugby | Durban High School appoints their new Director of Rugby - School of RugbyDurban High School managed to lure a big fish to take charge of their rugby program. The school announced that they appointed Nico le Roux as their new Director of Rugby.

Le Roux coached Impala Rugby Club in Rustenburg as their Director of Rugby from the end of 2014 until this year's final of the Gold Cup. During his four years at the club they were crowned champions twice, lost the 2015-final against Durbell (30-31) by a single point 

Le Roux last game in charge was during this year's Gold Cup final which Impala won by 37-31 against Durbell. 

Nico was also a technical advisor for the All Blacks under coach John Mitchell. During his time in New Zealand he also worked with the Blues, Chiefs and the Junior All Blacks.  

He has enjoyed a long and successful career coaching rugby, which began back in 1994 when he was appointed as the Lions High Performance Manager. His career took a huge leap in 2001, when he was appointed as the Technical Advisor to the Chiefs Super Rugby Franchise.

Le Roux was then appointed by the Waikato Rugby Union as their Technical Advisor. His period in New Zealand also included working as Performance Analyst for the Blues Super Rugby Franchise and the North Harbour Rugby Union. The highlight of his stay in New Zealand was when he was appointed as Technical Advisor to the All Blacks.

In 2009 Le Roux returned to South Africa and was appointed as the attack coach for Boland. From the Boland, He was appointed by SARU in their Coaches Education Department. He also consulted for the Bulls.

In 2014 Le Roux joined the Investec Rugby Academy as a course presenter and Head Coach of their Elite players group. 

Le Roux holds a B.Com (Honours) in Sports Management.

Durban High School's previous Director of Rugby, Scott Mathie, joined Griqualand West and helped them to reach the Currie Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1998.

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