Norman Laker rugby player
Norman Laker rugby player

Norman Laker

1st Jan 1970 1.80m/kg Coach

Andrew Norman Laker was born in Somerset West and went up the road to the great Paul Roos Gymnasium where he played flyhalf or centre for the first team in his last two years.

After he completed a course in Marketing Management at Boland College and also completed the World Rugby Level 2 coaching course. In 2005 and 2006, he was still a player when Alan Zondagh, a top coach, started his Rugby Performance Centre, and Laker went to the Centre where he learned the finer tactics of the game.

Serious injuries put an end to his playing career and he set about arming himself for coaching. Laker started coaching at the Western Province Rugby Institute (WPRI) in Stellenbosch in 2007. He worked at the WPRI for seven years, from 2007 to 2013 where he developed into a defence coach.

During his time at the Institute, he worked with World Cup-winning coach Jacques Nienaber before he joined Dawie Snyman in coaching Sri Lanka.

In 2014, Laker received a break as he appointed as the defence coach of the Western Province Vodacom Cup team and the Under-21 team working with John Dobson.

He moved up the ranks with Dobson working with the Vodacom Cup, U21s and Currie Cup sides before he was promoted to the Stormers defence coach role.


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2007 - present
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2020 - present
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