Iddo Coetzee, a learner from Wesvalia got the chance to rub shoulders with former Springboks Braam van Straaten, Marius Hurter and Hentie Maartens. This was during a high performance schools rugby course he attended at St Charles College in Pietermaritzburg over the school holidays. The former springboks spent time sharing their expertise with school players and coaches, aiming to nurture upcoming talent and grow the sport nationally, as part of the Investec International Rugby Academy’s Courses. Marius Hurter worked closely with Iddo on position-specific skills and knowledge. To find out more about the course visit

Pictured with Marius Hurter are (from left): Mpho Maine (Ferdinand Postma) and Iddo Coetzee.