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Coaching Bio

I am currently playing for the QLD Reds in the Super Rugby Competition and I have been playing professionally for 10 years in Australia and South Africa. I am keen to help the sport of Rugby develop in Australia and help athletes improve their fundamental skills, specialising in forward position specific skills.

Growing up in South Africa I started playing Rugby from the age of 6. I moved to Australia with my family in 2008 and went to Toowoomba Grammar School. I have coaching experience as a Forwards Coach at the USC Barbarians, where I saw Rugby from a different perspective and it allowed me to stay involved in Rugby during my 8 months away from the game. I am a Loosehead Prop and scrum work requires specialised skills that need a lot of work with specified training exercises to develop players and make the game of Rugby Union safe for the player. I have plenty of playing and coaching experience in all aspects of Rugby to help players of all ages to develop their game to reach their full potential. Rugby has given me lifelong friendships and I am eager to give back to athletes and help them along their journey. Playing Achievements: 2013 - 2015 ACT Brumbies 2016 - 2017 Stormers 2017 Toyota Verbritz 2018 - Present QLD Reds


  • Scrum techniques
  • Tackle technique
  • Breakdown work
  • Ball carrying
  • Fundamental skills


  • QLD Working with Children Check expiry 14/06/2020

Coaching Locations

  • Ashgrove Sports Ground Yoku Rd, Ashgrove, Brisbane, QLD 2021, Australia
  • USC Sunshine Coast 90 Sippy Downs Dr, Sippy Downs, Sunshine Coast, QLD 4556, Australia
  • Ballymore Stadium 91 Clyde Rd, Herston, Brisbane, QLD 4006, Australia
  • South Pine Sports Complex 620 S Pine Rd, Brendale, Moreton Bay, QLD 4500, Australia
  • Brothers Rugby Club Sunshine Coast 320 Nicklin Way, Bokarina, Sunshine Coast, QLD 4575, Australia

Session Types

One-on-One Coaching 30 MINS $80

One-on-One Coaching 45 MINS $100

One-on-One Coaching 60 MINS $120

One-on-One Coaching 90 MINS $600

One-on-One Coaching 120 MINS $220

Team up to 10 athletes 60 MINS $600

Team up to 10 athletes 90 MINS $750

Team up to 10 athletes 120 MINS $1000


Jody - 03-07-2019

My son recently had a one on one session with both Ruan and JP and it was brilliant. They were very down to earth and made the session fun. They were full of useful information and made sure they tailored the session around my sons needs. We would highly recommend both JP and Ruan to anyone. We will definitely book with them again in the future!

Samantha - 16-06-2019

Jasper learned so much in the sessions he had with JP, it was the perfect way to start the rugby season. JP put him at ease straight away and was clearly very knowledgable, not just on rugby but coaching and motivation. We would highly recommend coaching with JP (and Ruan who helped in the first session) and plan to book some more sessions in the future!

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