"Thinus joined the Aurora Barbarians as a Coach/Technical Director at a time when the club needed some fresh ideas to bring to the field. His strategy included analysis and review of current players and style of play and resulted in some positive outcomes for the club..."

Nick Taylor - Rugby Canada


"Thinus has done one on one elite level rugby training for my son Mitchell for most of the 2011 rugby season and I highly recommend him. Thinus brings a level of expertise and dedication to rugby training that.." Mark Harris. (ABRFC)

 Little Tigers Training Camps


Valke Rugby Union U/18 & U/23,1992/93 & 1998

NKP and TUKS 1st XV Carlton League, PTA 1994 – 1999

Blue Bulls Rugby Union at U/19 & U/21 level 1994 - 1996

Scottish First Division with Galashiels RFC 1996/1997 

Aspen RFCUSA National Champions 1999/2000


(World Rugby Level 2/COC Competition Coach/BokSmart Certified)

Coaching since 2006. Founded KAIWHANA Rugby™ (Pty. Ltd) Canada 2011

Technical Director of Rugby to the Aurora Barbarians RFC Ontario 2011/12

Ontario Junior Blues selector & guest coach. Senior Blues kicking consultant.

Launched KAIWHANA Rugby™ African Development program 2012/13

Establish KAIWHANA™ / Knysna Titans Rugby Academy 2013

Kicking coach Rondebosch Boys High 2014

Head of Rugby at Parel Vallei High Somerset West 2014 - 2018

Nominated SA Schools Rugby Coach of the Year 2016

Awarded SA Rugby School of the Year 2016

SA Schools Rugby Coach Draft 2017


"Rugby's not just a game, it's a way of life..."

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