UL Bohs are absolutely delighted for our very own, Lynne Cantwell, who has been appointed SA Rugby’s first High Performance Manager for Women’s Rugby. Roux announced that our former Ireland captain, Lynne Cantwell, had been lured to South Africa to fill the role in a departmental rejigging.
When asked about this decision, Jurie Roux said: “If we’re serious about women’s rugby – and we are – we had to make a serious appointment, and we have. Lynne comes on board at a time when we have committed to growing the game amongst women – a directive from World Rugby and a South African national imperative – and she will work closely with Rassie Erasmus (Director of Rugby), Charles Wessels (GM: Rugby) and Springbok Women’s head coach Stanley Raubenheimer to improve the women’s game in South Africa.”
Lynne holds a degree in Sports and Exercise Science from the University of Limerick in Ireland and has a Masters in Physiotherapy from Southampton University in England. The former outside centre, who amassed 86 Test caps for Ireland, said joining SA Rugby affords her a number of exciting challenges. When chatting about her appointment, Lynne said: “I think the women’s rugby community in South Africa has a unique identity and strength, with a bright future. I look forward to working with everyone to design an environment that allows South African women’s talent to thrive”.
A huge congratulations from all of us at UL Bohs, Lynne, this is hugely well deserved and we couldn’t be prouder!
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