Former Springbok the new Director of Rugby at Grey PE

Written by Hannes Nienaber

Robbie_Kempson School of Rugby | Former Springbok the new Director of Rugby at Grey PE  - School of RugbyGrey High School of Port Elizabeth has appointed former Springbok prop Robbi Kempson as their Director of Rugby. 

Kempson represented the Springboks in 37 tests during a career that spanned between 1998 and 2003. He also represented the SA Schools' side back in 1992 and is an old boy of Queen's College

Kempson previously held the position of Director of Rugby at the Southern Kings. He also previously coached at the University of Cape Town (Ikeys), the Might Elephants, and Rondebosch Boys' High (2009). He also coached the Kings during the Pro14.

He also assisted Western Province during their Vodacom Cup campaign of 2007 as well as Namibia for the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Kempson has also done work as an analyst for SuperSport.

He will take the reigns from Allan Miles who was the Director of Rugby from 2016 until 2020. Miles is still a teacher at Grey and his experience as a school coach will be invaluable to the system in Port Elizabeth.

Kempson was chosen ahead of other strong candidates that made the shortlist. These include former internationals - Barend Pieterse (Springboks) and Dries van Schalkwyk (Italy) as well as Peter Engledow and Brent Janse van Rensburg. Both the latter are former head coaches of Currie Cup teams.

Grey High School has produced Springboks like current Bok-captain Siya Kolisi, Luke Watson, JJ Engelbrecht, Curwin Bosch, Roy Dryburgh, and Mickey Gerber. 

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