Former Kabras coach Du Plessis to work with Kenya Harlequin

Former Kabras coach Henly Du Plessis, PHOTO/Denis Acre Half

Former tactician of Kabras RFC Henly Du Plessis is back in Kenya to conduct a four-week training program with Kenya Cup team Kenya Harlequin.

Publications theDaily Nation and the Star report that his return follows a collaboration, facilitated by a partnership between Quins and the Toyota Free State Cheetahs in the South African Currie Cup, which aims to enhance the capabilities of Kenya Harlequin’s coaching staff, physiotherapists, analysts, and team operation managers through knowledge-sharing with the South African franchise.

Henley Du Plessis, who currently serves as the Under-20 Head Coach at the Cheetahs, will play a crucial role in preparing Kenya Harlequin for the upcoming season as they strive to end their 11-year wait for the Kenya Cup.

Du Plessis expressed his enthusiasm about returning to Kenya, highlighting the Free State Cheetahs’ commitment to giving back to the community and promoting rugby inclusivity for women and children.

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“I’m delighted to be back in the country. At  Free State Cheetahs, we believe in giving back to the community and assisting in making games more inclusive for women and children. I am proud to be part of the noble cause that will deliver a strong talent pathway for young rugby players in Kenya,” Du Plessis is quoted by the Star

“We strive to adhere to the philosophy of Bill Walsh, which says:  If we do all things right to precision,  the scoreboard will take care of itself.”

Victor Sudi, the chairman of Kenya Harlequin, expressed his hopes that the partnership would bring significant benefits to their technical bench, emphasizing the importance of diversification in their strategic plan.

“Diversification on our technical bench is key to our strategic plan at Quins. We are delighted that our support staff of players will have the opportunity to gain great knowledge from the Toyota Free State Cheetahs who are the current Currie Cup champions.”

“My sincere gratitude to CEO M J Smith and the Quins members  who have made this the beginning of this partnership possible”

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