(Ryno vd Merwe, Willen Straus en Swys De Bruin)
It has been confirmed that Ryno van der Merwe was appointed as Affies' new Director of Rugby. He will start at Affies officially on 01 October 2019. Ryno was Director of Rugby at Garsfontein for the past four years with the successes of Garsfontein well known and documented.
Affies are celebrating their 100th birthday in 2020 and hopefully, Ryno can play a major role in the much needed Affies rugby revival.
Ryno represented the Griffons, Western Province, Cheetahs and SWD Eagles in the Currie Cup competition and also represented the Cheetahs in the Super Rugby Competition during 2006 & 2007 in 25 matches.