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R20 million pay day waiting for Heyneke

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Heyneke Meyer has signed a contract to coach the Boks for another four years – earning R20 million plus performance bonusses.

Stephen Nell of Die Burger writes that the contract was probably sealed and signed before RWC 2015. Nell is recognised as a valuable and trustworthy rugby writer.

Saru’s constitution stipulates that the Executive Counsel appoints the Bok coach, but that the appointment must be validated at a General Meeting, which is to be held in December.

Several sources has stated that Meyer will be receiving performance bonuses for winning the Web Ellis, a winning percentage above 60% and a second place on the World Ranking List. Oregan Hoskins, president, has emphasised that the final decision rests with the General Meeting, where all unions have a vote.

Even if the General Council unvalidates the contract, the question remains: Why was it signed before RWC 2015?

OVERSEAS BOKS

Losing to Japan was an earth shattering moment in Springbok history (coupled to losses versus Ireland, Wales and Argentinia) and Meyer is also critisised for his lack of transformation: Selecting Jesse Kriel ahead of Lwazi Mvovo and the limited match time offered to Siya Kolisi and Rudy Paige.

Finality about the selection of overseas based Springboks will also have to be reached soon. There are fears that the
exodus of players to overseas clubs will gain more momentum of Saru does not act soon.

Steven Kitshoff, who had to see the non contributing Coenie Ooshuizen selected ahead of him, has recently stated that he is quite prepared to forfeit his Bok jersey if that is the price for playing abroad.

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  1. Tough times ahead. Also for a coach that can probably render only 20% support from the rugby public.
    That is outside Pretoria, where they support anything blue.
    I believe he was on loan to the Boks and also has a remaining contract with the Bulls for another two years. ? ? ?

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  2. You got to be shitting me and to think we gotta listen to ppl who feel sorry for these coaches having to take all this pressure.

    What complete and utter bullshit, on that money, if he’s not producing, you kick him out after 1y. Forget about that bollocks about serving. If he want to serve with the kak being produced, donate that money to charity then I be happy to support this mediocrity cos then he at least a decent bloke.

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  3. Magtig. Oh well the past for years of not supporting this chess team will just continue. The volk can have their sentimental Patriot along with the results they deserve.

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  4. steven kirtshoff statement is probably the most daming statement right there…. players are disgusted and they are willing to give up the Bok jersey! and it has nothing to do with quota selections…. the favouritism force is strong within Meyer

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  5. “Selecting Kriel ahead of Mvovo” *rofl*

    I wont be surprised if people next criticise Meyer for picking Jannie du Plessis ahead of Pauge *dash2*

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  6. Oh and Kitshoff would’ve gone irregardless, his comment is nonsense to me. Just because a certain section believes he should be a bok, doesn’t mean he has to be one. Kebble much better… And that is only at Province. And to blame Coenie’s inclusion is disingenuous, as he went to cover both sides. Rather blame Nyakane then, but then he was only good when going on, as was Franse Malleable. So who to drop then? Bollocks

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  7. Actually that whole last part of the article is poor journalism. Pissses me off. First Paige gets called a quota, then the same guys who called him a quota is pissed at him not playing.

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  8. @Cheetah Glory:

    Ek wens jy wil in jou p03$ in vlieg met jou “volk” en “patriot” kak…

    Jy is nie hier nie

    Jy het geen idee waaroor jy praat nie

    En jy maak kak aanmerkings oor goed wat jy niks van weet nie.

    Anyway

    Steph Nell is a reliable and trustworthy journalist…

    Are you shitting me… best friend of Mark Keohane…

    But I do agree that Jesse Kriel as a retreaded 15 selected ahead of top SR 13 Lionel Mapoe who was in the side as a wing was a fucking disgrace… same as Lambie and Pollard over top of form Elton Jantjes…

    Actually I think I am taking a great big break till 2016 season kicks off.

    Happy Halloween to my kids…

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  9. a winning percentage above 60%

    Meyer will be rewarded for a winning percentage above 60%?

    Not setting our sights too high, hey SARU? Guess we won’t be too disappointed then.

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