The 2019/20 rugby season sees the Exiles introduce an Under 19 side allowing the Exiles to provide rugby from mini all the way through to senior rugby. The Under 19 team will be coached by both Don Muir and DuRandt Gerber. The new Under 19 side will also enter this year’s 50th Anniversary Emirates Dubai Sevens Tournament.
Don Muir requires little introduction. Don has had inarguable success at all age grades, always ensuring that the players under his supervision are technically accurate and well versed in different systems of attack and defense.
Don also led a successful Exiles tour to South Africa in 2016, playing 9 and winning 9 matches against tough opposition in one of the leading rugby nations in the world.
DuRandt Gerber is the current Exiles Outside Half (10). He has an exceptional playing career having played professionally for 10 years in Europe, been capped by Italy ‘A’, captained the UAE National Rugby Team in 2018 and has won everything there is to win in the UAE – the Emirates Dubai Sevens, UAE Premiership and the West Asia Premiership. An IRB Level 2 coach, DuRandt has also coached at club level and is currently pursuing his IRB Level 3 coaching qualification.
We’re incredibly proud to be able to offer this level of coaching experience and up-to-date playing knowledge to our new Under 19 squad.
With many Under 19 training sessions integrated with our senior rugby sessions our Under 19 players should experience a seamless transition from Youth Rugby to UAE Premiership and West Asia Premiership rugby.