WP Rugby sign up coaching trio

Paul Treu, Rito Hlungwani and Hanyani Shimange are all set to join in various capacities.

Western Province. Picture: Supersport.

JOHANESBURG - Western Province (WP) Rugby on Monday announced exciting additions to its coaching resources.

Paul Treu, Rito Hlungwani and Hanyani Shimange are set to join the side in various capacities from 2015 onwards.

The signings will bolster the DHL Stormers and various DHL Western Province professional teams.

WP Rugby agreed to release Jacques Nienaber to further his career at national level.

Treu is a highly-regarded coach on the World Sevens circuit, having put the Springbok Sevens side to the overall IRB Sevens World Series title in 2008/09.

He recently finished a stint as coach of the national Kenyan Sevens team.

WP Director of Rugby Gert Smal said, "Treu brings with him plenty of big-game experience and he will add a lot to the already successful and well-balanced coaching set-ups at Western Province."

Smal also praised the appointments of young coaches Hlungwani and Shimange.

"The appointments of Rito and Shimmie are exciting - given that both are products of our youth system and both have been coaching at club level in the Western Cape for some time."

Meanwhile, defence coach Nienaber will join SA Rugby on a full-time basis after seven years of service to the DHL Stormers and DHL Western Province.