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New Bok coach to be announced late January


The Executive Council of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) has called a Special General Council meeting for January with a view to ratifying the appointment of the Springbok coach.

The meeting will take place in Cape Town on January 27, 2012 and is required by the SARU constitution, which specifies that the appointment of the Springbok coach has to be approved by the General Council to become official.

The General Council will receive a recommendation from the Executive Council which will meet 24 hours earlier to finalise the selection process.

SARU will make no further comment on the matter until an appointment is confirmed due to issues of confidentiality.

The Special General Council meeting will also decide on a process to identify SARU’s entrants to the Vodacom Super Rugby competition in 2013.

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  1. Blitzbokke

    Dubai – South Africa scored a morale boosting 21-5 win over New Zealand on Friday to top Pool B at the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens and to book a quarterfinal clash against France on Saturday morning.

    The Blitzbokke started impressively and dominated possession in the first half, crossing the try line twice before scoring at their third attempt when captain, Kyle Brown, fittingly dotted down after Branco du Preez and Mark Richards were both held up in the tackle.

    Robert Ebersohn then took a Boom Prinsloo backhand pass to score under the post to give South Africa a well-earned 14-0 lead at the break.

    DJ Forbes replied for the Kiwis after play resumed and after the impressive Frankie Horne had lost the ball going forward. South Africa coach Paul Treu then made some changes and teenager William Small-Smith, one of the replacements, took the ball at full speed on the sharp angle to burst through near the post to seal the match for the Springbok Sevens.

    Scrumhalf Mark Richards had another excellent match while Horne, for so many seasons the cornerstone of the South African forwards, also had another good outing. He was strong going forward and helped the Blitzbokke to win two crucial turnovers.

    South Africa, who claimed third place in the Australian tournament last week, should gain much confidence from their dominant defensive display against the powerful reigning World Series champions.

    While True was understandably satisfied with especially the performance against the Kiwis, he cautioned that the unpredictable French will be formidable opposition tomorrow.

    “New Zealand are formidable on attack and we needed to stick to our game plan, which I think worked very well. Branco du Preez came through well after playing for the first time in six months while Mark Richards again played a solid match. Overall, I am well pleased but it all start from scratch tomorrow against France,” said Treu

  2. Lets see how badly they can f this one up. It really could get worse than the last coach. It could be no trophy Al.

    Rugby reminds me of my Amatuer boxing days when the management had never thrown a punch, had no idea on management and were NP party stooges.

    Kinda like now, Monkey see monkey do.

    I am still a Mallet fan though, after how he turned around the Bay.

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