Fitness guru Temple-Jones exits Blitzboks after a decade

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 12:42
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SEVENS NEWS: South Africa Sevens strength and conditioning coach Allan Temple-Jones part ways with the Union after 10 years of service.

Temple-Jones - also known as the fitness guru - will take up a job overseas head coach Neil Powell confirmed on Thursday at the International Sevens launch.

"TJ [Temple-Jones] has been with the squad for more than 10 years and has been a core member to our successes," Powell said.

"He was part of both South African teams that won the series titles – last season and in 2009 – and that in itself is a testimony of his ability.

"You can also add the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games and bronze at the Olympics Games to understand how successful he was.

"I want to thank him for all the years of dedicated service and high performance. We are sad to see him go, but understand his decision to leave and take up an offer he could not really refuse," he added.

Aside from the International Sevens tournament held in Stellenbosch on October 28-29.

South Africa will also send a team to the Octoberfest Sevens, to be played in Munich on September 29 and 30.

The squad and management team for the trip will be announced later.

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