March 11, 2017
Austin Huns Hire Springbok Pedrie Wannenburg
as the Defense and Forwards Coach
Photo: Norma Salinas Photography
Austin Huns Rugby Release: March 10, 2017
Austin, TX (March 10, 2017). The Austin Huns are thrilled to announce the hiring of Springbok Pedrie Wannenburg as the Austin Huns Elite Defense and Forwards Coach.
“I have known Pedrie since he was a schoolboy playing top level rugby in South Africa. I have always enjoyed watching his enthusiasm and the way he approached the game” said Austin Huns Elite Head Coach Eugene Eloff. “Pedrie has had a successful career as a Springbok, played in Ireland, France, and PRO Rugby in the USA. I saw Pedrie as an excellent candidate to become a good coach, and so I approached him to coach with me in Austin, TX. I am proud to have him on my management team, and I know Pedrie will be a tremendous asset as the Forwards and Defense coach.”
Pedrie has nearly two decades of provincial rugby experience as a player. He is South African rugby union player who has over 320 caps for teams such South Africa Springbok, the Bulls, Ulster, Castres, and Oyonnax. Pedrie moved to the United States last year to play for Denver Stampede in the recently formed PRO League, where he served as the captain as well. Pedrie Wannenburg has won three Super Rugby Titles and five Currie Cups.
We welcome Pedrie to the club and look forward to a successful season ahead.
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Photo provided by Norma Salinas Photography.