Love him or hate him, there is no getting around the fact that Barry Wilson has made a huge contribution to SBR in Durban over a few decades and deserves much respect for all he’s given back to the wonderful game.
Northwood’s season-ending 5-3 victory against St Charles was Barry’s last game in charge. Although his future plans are unclear, indications are that he may hang up his coaching boots.
In the past few seasons Northwood rugby has improved and they have recorded memorable wins against Michaelhouse, DHS and Glenwood along the way.
Swys de Bruin will take over as head coach of the Northwood 1st XV. However like in the case of his predecessor, this post will not be a full-time job. De Bruin will continue in his role as the head coach at the Sharks Academy and coach at Northwood in the afternoons.