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Former All Blacks coach Laurie Mains will rejoin the coaching staff of South African Super 14 franchise The Cats this week. He will take up a mentoring role for first-time Cats coach Frans Ludeke.


“It’s a massive coup for us,” Cats manager Mac Hendriks said. “Laurie Mains is one of the greatest coaches in the history of rugby.His experience at the highest level and his ability to get the best out of people will be invaluable.”


“Laurie Mains is the perfect fit for Frans and the Cats.” Mains will be in South Africa for the next week but will be “on call” for the Cats coaching staff thoughout the tournament.


“Frans is someone who isn’t afraid to surround himself with experience. Too many coaches think they know it all. But we know the value of Laurie is too high to ignore.” Hendriks said.


“Laurie Mains in one of the best coaches in rugby anywhere in the world. His record speaks for itself. ” added Hendriks.


In 1999 The Cats finished 11th, Mains came in as coach for 2000 & 2001 and they finished 4th & 3rd respectively. After Mains left the Cats finished 11th again in 2002.


His record with the cats speaks for itself.

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