It was confirmed that Mr Regardt Botha was relieved of his duties as head coach of the Menlopark 1stXV. He was replaced with immediate effect with Dean vd Watt replacing him as Head Coach with Sylvester Booysen appointed as the assistant coach. It must be noted that Regardt was not dismissed and is still employed by Menlopark as he has a contract until 2019 with Menlopark.
The unhappiness with Regardt Botha apparently started during 2017 and the 1stXV's performance at the Blue Bulls Prestige Evening as well as against Rustenburg this year caused unhappy parents to insist that he be replaced.
Dean vd Watt is the 5th 1stXV coach since 2014 at Menlopark who failed in their efforts to carry over the success of their junior teams to their 1stXV. Menlopark will play Nelspruit today at Nelspruit.