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Coaching Philosophy / Back Attack

  • 1987 – 1996 Played for Natal Sharks
  • 1990/92/95/96 Won Currie Cup
  • 1997 – 1998 Played for W.P / Stormers
  • 1996 / 97 Played for Springboks
  • 2000 Coach- Pirates (Jhb)
  • 2001 / 2004 Coach Pretoria University 1st Team
  • 2005 / 2007 Coach Sharks
  • 2008/2011 Assistant Springbok Coach
Course Facilitator / Skills / Team Building / IRB Educator

  • Played SA Schools Cricket & Rugby 2001
  • Played 130 caps for E.P & Border [Including Super 10 – 1994]
  • Played E.P Cricket
  • Played for Eastern Suburbs (Australia) / Wakefield ( England) / Neath (Wales)
  • Coached @ Selborne College for 8 years
  • Border B side – Currie Cup
  • Director of Rugby @ Grey High School
  • General Manager – Investec International Rugby Academy
  • Rovers 1st XV – Head Coach
  • Director of Coaching @ Hilton College
Team Coach – Advanced Players [Backline] Kicking / Centre

  • Blue Bulls
  • Gauteng Falcons
  • Western Province
  • Leeds Tykes
  • Sale Sharks
  • Griquas
  • Springboks (21 caps – 221 Test Points)
  • 2001 – SA Rugby Player of the Year Nominee
  • Barbarians (2001)
  • Australian Kicking Coach
Attacking Shape / Planning a Season

  • London Irish – Assistant Coach
  • London Irish – Head Coach
  • Stormers – Technical Advisor
  • WP – Assistant Coach
  • WP – Head Coach
  • Stromers – Forward Coach
  • Springbok – Assistant Coach
  • Newcastle Falcons
  • Bath
  • Kobe Steelers – Japan
  • Sharks Head Coach – Super Rugby
  • Sharks – Director of Rugby
Counter Attack / Video Analysis

  • Durban Harlequins RFC – leading them to trophies in 2011 & 2012
  • Harlequins in London (Head coach)
  • London Irish (Head coach)
  • Worcester RFC (Head coach) promotion from the 1st division to the premiership (remaining unbeaten 26 from 26)
  • Assistant coach to the British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa 1997[winning the series 2 – 1]
  • Coached England “A” 1997
  • Director of Coaching Natal Rugby Union 1994 – 1996
  • Natal Sharks Backs Coach
  • Super 10 final at Kings Park 1994
  • Currie Cup Champions 1995
Ball in Contact / Skills Analysis

  • Chiefs / Waikato
  • NZ A – Technical advisor
  • North Harbour
  • Blues – Performance Analyst
  • Boland
  • All Blacks – Technical Advisor
  • Bulls U19 / u21 Consultant
  • Impalas – Community Cup Coach
Open Side Flankers

  • 2002 – 2004 Pumas
  • 114 Super Rugby games for the Sharks
  • 123 Currie Cup matches for the Sharks
  • Most Capped Provincial player
  • Played for the Emerging Springboks [ 2009]
Scrumhalf & Shape off 9

  • Cheetahs – 76 matches
  • Cats Super Rugby – 48 matches
  • Lions – 21 matches
  • Leopards
  • SA A
  • Played 21 Tests for the Springboks
  • 1999 World Cup
  • Worcester Warriors
  • Supersport Commentator
Locks & Lineout

  • London Irish – 213 matches
  • London Irish – Player of the Season
  • Nominated for the ‘PLAYER of THE YEAR’ for the Zurich Premiership
  • Barbarians ( 6 Caps )
  • London Harlequins / Sharks / Falcons
  • Coached Sharks U21
  • Coached Sharks Vodacom Cup XV
  • Director of coaching – Maritzburg College
  • Sharks Junior Rugby Director
  • Forwards Coach – The Sharks
Fullbacks

  • 47 tests for the Springboks
  • Member of the 1995 World Cup winning team
  • Rugby player of the year nominee [1993]
  • Played for the Lions / Sharks and the Stormers
Flyhalf

  • 2000 – 2007 Sharks [ Currie Cup 65 / Super Rugby 57]
  • 2007 – 2011 Bath – England [ 68 caps]
  • 2011 – 2012 Lions [ Currie Cup 14 / Super Rugby 16]
  • 2013 Sharks [Currie Cup 8 / Super Rugby 2]
  • 2001 – 2011 Springboks [ 42 tests ] [ World Cup Winner – 2007]
Game Plan / Coach – Captain Relationship / Attack

  • Boulogne-Billancourt / Saint-Claude /  Rugby Rovigo
  • Western Province
  • Oxford University
  • Springboks – 2 caps

 

  • Springboks [had an impressive 17 match unbeaten run]
  •    Italy
  • Stade Français – France
  • Boland Cavaliers
  • False Bay Rugby Club
  • Saint-Claude – France
  • Rugby Rovigo – Italy
Rugby Specific Conditioning / Testing

  • Biokeneticist
  • 2002 – SA u21 Conditioning Trainer
  • 2004 – Springbok Assistant Conditioning Trainer
  • Head of the Sharks Strength & Conditioning
Defence / Video Analysis

  • Natal Cricketer and Rugby Player
  • Played cricket and rugby for Natal. Was a wicket-keeper, batsman and scrumhalf.
  • Bench for the 1993 Currie Cup final in Durban against the Lions.
  • Northwood Crusaders XV Coach
  • Natal u21 Coach 2002
  • Wildebeest Coach 2003/2004
  • Joined the Sharks in 2006 as coach Dick Muir’s assistant.
  • Worked with John Plumtree from 2007.
  • Currie Cup Champions in 2008 v Bulls & 2010 v WP
  • Lost Super Rugby finals in 2007 v Bulls & 2012 v Chiefs
  • Director of Rugby @ Northwood High School
Team Coach -Advanced Players [Forwards]  8th Man

  • KZN Selector
  • World Cup Qualifier – Botswana
  • Natal-Wildebeest Coach
  • Natal Under 21 Coach
  • KZN Craven Week Coach
  • Played N-Tvl [Bulls] 15’s & 7’s
  • Director of Rugby – Michaelhouse
Selection / Momentum

  • Coached the Zimbabwe National Side
  • Coached the Springboks – 1993 / 94
  • Coached Natal in the 80”s & 90’s and won their 1st Currie Cup in 1990
  • A legend in South African Rugby
  • Springbok selector
  • 2013 – Vernon Pugh Award for Distinguished Service to Rugby by IRB
Half Time Chats / High Performance Coaching / Breaking Defence Systems

  • Coached Tygerberg
  • Western Province Disas
  • Assistant coach for Western Province in the Currie Cup
  • South Africa national under-19 side
  • Falcons
  • South Africa under-21 rugby
  • Emerging Springboks and led them to the title of the 2007 Nations Cup.
  • Springbok Coach [ 2011 Rugby World Cup ]
  • UWC – Varsity Shield Coach
Hookers

  • 1989-1992 Scotland (12 Tests)
  • 1993-1996 Springboks (13 Tests)
  • Natal Sharks (126 Caps) – Currie Cup Champs – 1992,1995,1996
  • 1997/1998 Coach of London Scottish
  • 2000-2003 Sharks Forward Consultant
  • 2004- 2011 CEO of SARLA / Supersport TV Presenter / Presenter –  The Rugby Legends TV Programme
Fullbacks

  • 2002-Pumas
  • 2003-Sharks
  •  2007-Stormers
  • 23 Tests for the Springboks
  • South African – Young player of the year nominee / SA 7’s Player of the year
  • Clairemont Rugby Club – France
Set Piece Defence / Pre Season Training

  • Played for the Sharks
  • Played for the Barbarians, Rotherham Titans, Worcester Warriors in UK
  • Rovers Head Coach – Club Champs
  • Hilton Head Coach
  • Sharks u21 / Vodas Com Cup
  • Sharks [ Assistant coach – Super Rugby]
  • Sharks – Currie Cup [Head Coach]

Mental Skills

  • Tim is a High Performance Specialist with an Executive Coaching and NLP training background. He works with Executives, Elite athletes and with teams both in South Africa and abroad.

 

  • In 2008 he was the full time mental coach for the Super 14 Sharks
  • Helped Amazulu Football Club reach their 1st Cup Final in 18 years (2010)
  • Helped the Irish men’s hockey side (ranked 17th in the world) record their best ever European Cup performance of 5th (2011) – including beating Beijing Olympic Silver medalists Spain.
  • He has also worked with Springboks,
  • The SA men’s and women’s Hockey teams
  • High Performance consultant to SA Cricket.
  • He is best-selling co- author of “ In the zone with South African sports heroes” and “Team Coaching: Artists at work”.
  • His 3rd book: “Raising Talent: How to fast-track potential into performance” has just been released.
Scrum

  • 37 test for the Springboks
  • Stormers
  • Sharks
  • Overseas
  • SuperSport Presenter
  • Consultant coach to the Kings
Lineouts

  • N – Tvl (Blue Bulls)
  • Lions / Cats
  • Sharks
  • Griekwas
  • Northampton Saints (England)
  • Galvizano (Italy)
  • Springboks 1996 – 2001, 2006 / 2007
  • Assistant Coach – Lions [Currie Cup Winner – 2011]
  • Head Coach of the Lions [Currie Cup 2012-present]
Forwards Coach

  • Natal Wildebeest Rugby Team
  • Eastern Province Rugby (Captain)
  • Watsonians Rugby Club – Edinburgh Scotland(Captain)
  • Freestate Cheetahs (2006 / 2007 Currie Cup Champions)
  • Cheetahs Super 14 Team (Captain)
  • Yamaha Rugby Club Japan
  • Eastern Province Kings
  • Grey High School Director of Rugby/1st xv rugby coach
Backline Coach – Advanced Players / Centre

  • South African U/19 side in 1998
  • Golden Lions U/21
  • Super 14 for the Stormers / Golden Lions / Natal Sharks
  • SA ‘A’ team in 2001.
  • Springboks – 6 Caps
  • Newcastle Falcons in the UK
  • Super Sport Commentator
  • Backline Coach – UJ Varsity Cup
Vision & Fitness Testing

  • University of Pretoria – lecturer
  • Investec Rugby Academy (2009 to present)
  • Plascon Cricket Academy
  • Toyota Rally Team
  • Soccer teams
  • HPC swimmers
  • School rugby and cricket teams
  • Fit 2000 International
  • SANDF / SAPS
Team Coach – Advanced Players / Scrum / Prop

  • Springbok – Winners of 1995 Rugby World Cup.
  • 18 caps for the Springboks (13 Tests)
  • Western TVL
  • Northern Transvaal
  • Western Province
  • Played for Newcastle in the UK (160 games)
Team Coach

  • 142 caps for New Zealand  (1984–1994)
  • Head Coach – Auckland Blues  (2013-2015)
  • Head Coach – Barbarians  (2012)
  • National Coach – Japan  (2007-2011)
  • Head Coach – Italy  (2002-2005)
  • Assistant Coach – Italy  (2001-2002)
  • Assistant Coach – Auckland Blues  (2001)
Team Coach – Advanced Players [Backline] Flyhalf

  • Springboks – World Cup Winner 2007
  • SA 7’s
  • Lions
  • Sharks
  • Leopards
  • Carcassonne – France
  • Toulon – France
  • Western Force
Rugby Specific Conditioning / Recovery

  • 2000 Graduate at the University of Pretoria
  • Specialized Sport Physiotherapist
  • 2001 / 2002 University of Pretoria, S.A Rugby Legends
  • International Olympic Sprinters – Norway, Finland, South Africa
  • 2003 Six Nations – IRB International Referees
  • 2005 – 2009 Sharks Super 14 / Currie Cup
  • 2015 – Lions Medical advisor [ Super Rugby]
Coaches Course Facilitator

  • Head of Sport – Crawford College [La Lucia]
  • Coached Bulls U16 & U19
  • IRB Educator
Intermediate Coaches

Coaching:

  • Paul Roos u/16 2009-2010
  • Boland Landbou u/16A 2013
  • Curro Private School National 7’s winners 2011
  • Boland Grant Khomo 2012
  • Glenwood High School 16A 2014-2015
  • Glenwood High School 1st team 7’s 2014-2015
  • Rovers u/20A 2014
  • Colligians 2nd team 2015 (Cup and league winners)
  • Coaching staff at Boland Rugby Union [2016]- skills, recruiting and backs coach for the u/20 Currie Cup
Dartfish Tv – Video Analysis

  • Lions u21 Conditioning Coach
  • UJ Varsity Cup – Video Analysis
  • Dartfish TV South Africa
Coaches Course Facilitator

  • Forwards Coach – Ireland  (1996)
  • Coach – Sale Sharks (1996–1999)
  • Forwards Coach – England  (1997–2000)
  • Assistant Coach – London Wasps  (1999–2000)
  • Coach – Waikato B (2000)
  • Coach – Chiefs (2000-2001)
  • Coach – New Zealand  (2001–2003)
  • Coach – Waikato  (2004-2005)
  • Coach – Western Force (2006-2010)
  • Coach – Golden Lions  (2010–2012)
Intermediate Coaches

  • 80 Caps Sharks – 1988-1997

Coaching:

  • Coach – Swansea (1997–2001)
  • Coach – Wellington (2001–2006)
  • Assistant Coach – Sharks (2007)
  • Coach – Sharks (2008-2012)
Counter Attack – David Campese

  • Australia’s first player to reach 101 Tests
  • World record try-scorer with 64
  • Leading try scorer at 1991 World Cup with six from six games
  • Voted Player of Tournament at 1991 World Cup
  • Test debut at age 19 against New Zealand in Christchurch in 1982
  • Member of 1991 World Cup winning Wallabies
  • Played in first three World Cups in 1987, 1991 and 1995
  • 1983-1998 – played in Australian 7’s team

COACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2 years coaching Natal Sharks – skills and academy
  • 1 year Coaching Director of Northwood Boys High School
  • Consultant for Tonga Sevens Team for preparation for Commonwealth Games
  • RWC 2011 – Ambassador for MasterCard & MetCash
  • Commentator for TalkSport UK & New Zealand TV
  • Currently a Super Sport Commentator
Coaches Course Facilitator

  • 34 Caps New Zealand (1979-1985)
  • Wellington (1975–1986)
The Breakdown / Blind side Flank

  • Lions senior side (146 games)
  • S A Barbarians
  • Jnr Springboks
  • Springboks – 25 Matches
  • Southern Hemisphere
  • World XV

COACHING CAREER

  • UJ & RAU 1ste team
  • Lions u19 / u21
  • Lions Vodacom Cup and Merit A team
  • Falcons Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup
  • 2010 – 2011 Tussen die Lynne “Reality TV show” – Team Coach
Tactical Kicking / Defence

  • SA Schools 1993-1994
  • SA U/19 1994 / SA U/21 1996
  • WP 1995 – 1999
  • Stormers 1998 – 1999
  • Golden Lions 2000-2003
  • Bulls 2003
  • Springboks 2000 – 2003 (15 caps)
  • Narbonne 2004 -2005
  • Boland 2007-2010
  • 2010 – 2011 Tussen die Lynne “Reality TV show” – Team Coach
  • Springbok Kicking Coach

WOW! WHAT A COACHING LINEUP

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