Nico de Villiers


I’ve been a full-time strength and conditioning coach for 10 years. My passion is for educating my peers, as well as learning from peers, by learning about their various ways & methods of achieving our common goal of creating world class rugby players that fulfill their genetic potential. I’m an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with a Master’s degree in Sport Science.

My Background

I have over a decade of experience in the rugby community. I started my career as a player, winning the Junior World Cup and have come full circle to be a full time S&C coach, with experience in various sports codes and at various levels. In my spare time I’ve presented conditioning workshops at Stellenbosch University and have been privileged to serve on the World Rugby Coaching Education Panel.

Rugby Strength & Conditioning SA

The purpose of this website is to create a reliable source of quality content to draw from and apply in your unique environment. The aim is to provide you with useable information from peer reviewed literature, based on the expert opinions & personal experience of both rugby strength & conditioning trainers, as well as coaches. We also want to advance the knowledge & quality of training provided by S&C trainers and or coaches in SA.


Interested in learning more from Nico?

He is always happy to schedule 1-on-1 sessions.