A highly intelligent front ranker who could play on both sides of the scrum, Dawie Theron’s impressive playing career of over 200 first class appearances saw him star in the Currie Cup, Super Rugby and 13 test caps for the Springboks. Three years at the Sale Sharks were followed by Dawie deciding to retire from the game, but he was soon approached by former Springboks Assistant Coach Swys de Bruin to take up the Assistant Coach berth at Griquas in 2002. Universally respected by the squad, Theron spent six years in a supporting role, before becoming Head Coach in the 2007 season. His superb man-management skills brought immediate success, winning the Vodacom Cup twice & transforming the team’s fortunes.
Renowned for his technical excellence (particularly at the set piece), Dawie’s ability to develop interpersonal relationships with players and colleagues was perfectly suited to the role of SA U20 Head Coach, going on to lift the World Rugby U20 Championship within a year. Seeking a new challenge, Theron moved to the Docomo Red Hurricanes in 2016, winning the Top West title as well as the Top Challenge Cup without losing a single match. A proven winner with knack for implementing successful game plans, his ability to assess and develop individuals makes Dawie an asset as either a Forwards Coach, Head Coach or DOR.
DOB: 15 September 1966
Position: Head Coach, Forwards Coach
Current Team: Unattached
2018 - 2020
Boland Kavaliers (Currie Cup - Forwards Consultant)
2016 - 2017
Docomo Red Hurricanes (Top League - Head Coach)
2011 - 2015
South Africa (World Rugby U20 Championship - Head Coach)
2007 - 2010
Griquas (Currie Cup, Vodacom Cup - Head Coach)
2002 - 2006
Griquas (Currie Cup, Vodacom Cup - Forwards Coach)