Meet Some of Our Students

Siviwe Soyizwapi OLY
Siviwe Soyizwapi OLYSouth African Rugby Union Player

Siviwe is a renowned South African rugby player having represented the Eastern Province Kings, Southern Kings, and Stormers, before committing to the Blitzboks South Africa Sevens squad. He is currently enrolled on the BSc in Strength & Conditioning at Setanta College.

Rikus Pretorius
Rikus PretoriusSouth African Rugby Union Player

Rikus is a rugby player who competes with The Stormers in Cape Town. He has previously played Springboks U20 side. Rikus is studying the Bachelor of Science in Strength & Conditioning.

Sandile Ngcobo
Sandile NgcoboSouth African Rugby Union Player

Sandile is a renowned South African rugby player and coach who has represented the Falcons and Griquas in Currie Cup competition and played international Rugby Sevens with the South African Blitzboks.

Lindelwa Gwala
Lindelwa GwalaSouth African Rugby Union Player

Lindelwa Gwala is a South African rugby player. She competes with The Sharks and The Springbok Women’s Team. “My experience so far has been great. Setanta is very accommodating, considering that I am often training and touring. The workload and flexibility allows me to continue studying while competing in rugby.”

Bryan Mollen OLY
Bryan Mollen OLYIreland 7s Rugby Player

Bryan Mollen has been playing on the Ireland Rugby 7s team since 2017. Since then, he has helped qualify the team for the world series, winning rugby Europe, competed in the world series, played in the world cup, and the Olympics.

Ben Earl
Ben EarlEngland International Rugby Union Player

Ben Earl is an England international rugby union player, who plays his club rugby with Premiership team Bristol Bears (on-loan from Saracens). Currently studying on our Diploma in Personal Training and S&C, Ben has a passion for sports science and personal training and has aspirations to open his own gym in London in the coming years.

Pieter Terblanche
Pieter TerblanchePerformance Specialist & Manager of The Sharks, South Africa

Pieter Terblanche is Performance Specialist with South African Rugby Union team The Sharks. A qualified Biokineticist, Pieter has over 20 years of experience in professional sports. He played for Harlequins Rugby club from 1996-2000 before taking up the role of Performance Specialist for 11 years with Bulls Rugby Union. In his present role with Sharks as Performance Specialist, Pieter is the academy manager and S&C specialist.

Juan De Jongh
Juan De JonghSouth African Rugby Union Player

Juan is a rugby player who competes with The Stormers in South Africa. Juan is studying the Bachelor of Science in Strength & Conditioning with Setanta Institute.

Zintle Mpupha
Zintle MpuphaSouth African Rugby Union Player

Zintle is a South African rugby union player. In 2021 she signed with Exeter Chiefs Women and became the first South African woman to play professionally in the Premier 15s.  Zintle is studying the Higher Certificate in Strength & Conditioning with Setanta Institute.

Josh Strauss
Josh StraussCoaching Consultant

Josh Strauss has played professional rugby for many different organisations such as Lions Rugby Company, Glasgow Warriors, Sales Shark Rugby Club, Bowdon RUFC, OYONNAX Rugby and Blue Bulls company also. He is currently working as a coaching consultant at SACS high school.

Rudy Paige
Rudy PaigeSouth African Rugby Union Player for Clermont Auvergne

Rudy Paige is a South African rugby union player for Clermont in the French Top 14. He joined Clermont in 2019. He is a current Setanta Institute student on the BSc in Strength & Conditioning Programme.

Sayuri Govender
Sayuri GovenderAssistant Coach

Sayuri has been an assistant coach for the Honey Badgers Club for the past 5 years. She is also a qualified sport massage therapist. She is a current Setanta Institute student on the BSc in Strength & Conditioning programme.

Alex Candler
Alex CandlerSenior Woman's Cricket Player for the Dolphins

Alex is a talented all-round sportswoman having represented province and country in different sports. Her main sport is cricket where she has represented South Africa at U19 level. She was the first girl in the history of her school to captain the boy’s 1st XI cricket. She now plays senior women’s cricket for the Dolphins, and is a current Setanta Institute student on the BSc in Strength and Conditioning programme

Bernardo Botha
Bernardo BothaProfessional Rugby Player

Bernado is a decorated former national and provincial rugby player. He represented the Lions where he got his rugby career started then moved on to SA under-19, joined the Springbok 7s team between 2010-2013 and thereafter joined the Griffons, Pumas and Boland. Bernado completed a diploma in personal training and conditioning diploma at Sport science institute. Of South Africa in 2020. He finished his required internship at the University of the Western Cape and was appointed as the Strength & Conditioning Coach for the UWC Rugby Young Guns Varsity Cup and 7s  both men and woman’s team.  He has enrolled for our BSc degree in Strength and Conditioning and has joined the Setanta Institute as an ambassador.