POSITION: 2nd Team Head Coach
NICKNAME: Conz, Connie
WHEN DID YOU JOIN HAMMIES? 2016
Jaguars Rugby Club, Rondebosch High School, Hamilton’s U21, Hamilton’s 2nds
WHICH CLUBS DID YOU PLAY FOR?
University of KwaZulu -Natal (UKZN), Jaguars Rugby Club, Rovers Rugby Club
WHICH PROVINCIAL TEAMS DID YOU PLAY FOR (IF APPLICABLE)?
KZN U21, KZN Presidents XV, KZN Wildebeest (Vodacom Cup), Sharks (Currie Cup & Super Rugby)
FAVOURITE PLAYING POSITIONS: Prop (loose head & tight head)
RUGBY HONOURS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:
Sharks Currie Cup & Super Rugby
FAVOURITE HAMMIES MOMENT:
Durban tour 2018
FAVOURITE HAMMIES LEGEND/PERSONALITY AND WHY:
Niekkie Viljoen & Mike Stakemire. Both backed me 100% to coach at Hamilton’s. Derick Lichtenstein- Always going the extra mile and always sincere.
MOST MEMORABLE RUGBY MOMENT:
Playing the Gary Teichman benefit match.
BEST ADVICE FOR UPCOMING PLAYERS:
Ensure that your core skills are solid. Continuously test your limits. 80 minutes feels like hours if you are not fit. Remember this is a team sport. Have fun and keep in mind that a good attitude is half the battle won.
WHAT MOVIE CHARACTER DESCRIBES YOU BEST, AND WHY?
According to my wife it’s Gru from the Minions. I try to be tough and unapproachable but have a big heart.
SOMETHING YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME:
Made it to Everest base camp
LIKES: Family, sport, travelling, camping
DISLIKES; Manipulative & selfish people
FAVOURITE RUGBY PLAYER OF ALL TIME: Kevin Mealamu
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT HAMMIES?
The history of the club and the amount of effort put into the club behind the scenes which a lot of people don’t see.
GOALS FOR 2021:
To focus on bringing out the best out of the Hamilton’s club players.