Wannies remains South Africa Women's coach

(IRB.COM) Friday 8 April 2011
 Wannies remains South Africa Women's coach
South Africa beat Wales for their first ever Women's Rugby World Cup win - Photo: rugbymatters.net

Denver Wannies has been reappointed as South Africa Women's coach for the next three years and will  be hoping to build on the country's most successful year to date in 2010.

Wannies, who was head coach for both the 15-a-side and Sevens national women's teams from 2006 to 2010, will be assisted by Dumisani Mhani, while Khaya Malotana takes charge of the Under 20 team.

South Africa won six of their nine Tests in 2010, including historic away series against Kazakhstan and Scotland during their preparations for Women's Rugby World Cup 2010.

They then followed this up with a first ever Women's Rugby World Cup victory, 15-10 over Wales in the pool stages, en route to finishing in a best ever 10th place overall.

Two years ago, under the guidance of Wannies, the South Africa team reached the semi finals  of the inaugural Women's Rugby World Cup Sevens competition, losing to eventual winners Australia in Dubai.