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Le Roux appointed as Vodacom Bulls’ backline coach

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The former All Black technical advisor Nico le Roux has been appointed as the Vodacom Bulls’ backline coach.


Le Roux worked with the All Blacks in 2001, the junior All Blacks in 2005 and was the Chiefs’ technical advisor in the Super 12 from 2001 ‘ 2005.


In 2007 he was the Blues’ performance analyst and he worked as Waikato’s technical advisor in the NPC between 2002 and 2004. While in New Zealand he worked with John Mitchell, Robbie Deans, Ian Foster, David Nucifora, Colin Cooper and Wayne Pivac.


Le Roux got involved with rugby at the Goldens Lions Rugby Union in the late 1990’s and was the Union’s Academy Manager as well as Laurie Mains’ video analyst.


During his time as technical advisor and skills coach for North Harbour they won the Ranfury Shield for the first time in their history.

 

He has been involved with three NPC play-offs, two Super Rugby play-offs and as defensive coach for the Chiefs they had the fourth best defensive record in the competition.

Le Roux says it is a huge honour and privilege to coach at the Bulls and he is looking forward to the challenge.


“The Bulls are the defending champions and what they have been doing in the past is obviously working for them. I am not here to change a lot of things.

 

“At the moment I am just learning what they have been doing and I am familiarizing myself with the way the Bulls train and play.

“In the future I will be looking to make a few adjustments here and there in order for the backs to be even more effective.”


Summary of Nico le Roux’s career:


TECHNICAL ADVISOR


All Blacks 2001


Junior All Blacks (NZ A) 2005


Chiefs Super 12 2001-2005


Waikato National Provincial Cup Team 2002-2004


North Harbour Air New Zealand Cup Team 2006


SKILLS COACH


Chiefs Super 12 2004-2005


Waikato National Provincial Cup Team 2002


DEFENCE COACH OR DEFENCE CONSULTANT


Chiefs Super 12 2003


Waikato National Provincial Cup Team 2003


PERFORMANCE ANALYST


Blues Super 14 2007

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