Brent Janse van Rensburg has joined Bath Rugby with immediate effect to oversee defence.
The experienced coach has agreed a short-term deal that will see him complete the 2021/22 season with the Blue, Black and Whites.
Van Rensburg arrived in the UK this week and will isolate for 10 days before joining the team.
Van Rensburg acquired his knowledge of the game following a coaching career so far spanning over two decades.
Starting from humble beginnings in high schools, 20 years on the field most recently culminated with the Sharks securing the runners up position in the 2021 Premier Currie Cup and finishing the pool stages of the Super Rugby top of their group in 2020 before cancellation due to Covid-19.
At the Sharks, van Rensburg led as Defence and Kicking Game coach and before that held the role of Head Coach at the Pumas, Griquas, Boland Cavaliers and EP Kings, respectively.
“We made it clear following our review outcome that we intended to bring in a specific defence coach who could add to our group immediately,” Director of Rugby Stuart Hooper said.
“We are excited to welcome Brent to the club and look forward to the impact he can have on our defence.”
On joining the Blue, Black and Whites, van Rensburg said: “Bath is a great club, with a clear vision and a lot of promise for great rewards to be seen in the future.
“I am grateful to Bath for the opportunity and all the incredible people and experiences that have added huge value to my growth and journey to date. I hope to make a positive contribution to Bath in return and forge some good friendships along the way.”