WP Rugby Institute

PUBLISHED: February 18, 2011

The WP Rugby Institute, situated in Stellenbosch, and under the astute leadership of Jacques Hanekom, stephnel and Johan van Wyk has skilled a number of players who have now put their hands up in senior rugby.


– Friday, February 18, 2011

The first Springbok to come out of the Institute is Juan de Jongh and this year the following Institute players participated in the Super Rugby friendlies viz.

Gary van Aswegen



Steven Kitshoff

Frans Malherbe

Wimpie van der Walt

Quinn Roux


Louis Schreuder

Johann Sadie

JJ Engelbrecht

Danie Poolman

The identified young players enter the Institute in January and embark on a 10 month intensive rugby course which also includes an academic programme. The rugby skills programme is now producing outstanding rugby players and this is evident in the fact that apart from CJ van der Linde, WP Rugby did not contract outside its borders for the upcoming 2011 season. Developing for the future from “within” is key critical for success and the Institute is meeting the demand.