Venter to stay with Boks for EOY tour


It all looks like Brendon Venter will still be consulting for the Boks on their end of year tour with the exception of the Italian test.

The Springboks will play Ireland, Italy, France and Wales at the end of the year with Venter not being involved in either the Springbok or Italy in the lead-up to the two nations clash in November.

It all seems that Venter’s involvement with the Boks for the year end tour is more to do when Jacques Nienaber and Rassie Erasmus will return to SARU than him staying on longer.

Nienaber is one if not the best in the business when it comes to defence and he will surely take over that role from Venter once their contract ends with Munster.

Nienaber have worked with Coetzee before at WP Rugby and the Stormers as did Erasmus.

It is still unclear what the exact role of Nienaber will be in SARU upon his return as well as if SARU will still use the service of Venter.

Venter is a consultant for FIR till the World Cup in Japan and it is only logic that Nienaber will take over after November.

Stranger things have happened within SARU so time will tell what will happen to Venter after November.

Brendan Venter will remain with the Springboks as a defensive consultant until after their end-of-year tour of Europe.


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  1. Oh PLEASE. Venter is but a husk of the coach he once was. He’ll “stay on” ooooooo! As if he’s Mick Jagger letting the Stones know he’ll tour with them in the Fall – LMAO.
    Too many irons in the fire for Venter – such a busy guy – note HE WASNT THAT WAY AT SARACENS !
    How bout this Springboks:
    Until Venter COMMITS to being a Conquistador – he has NOTHING to do with the national team!

  2. @Americano:

    They are keeping him on as Rassie and Nienaber are seeing out the year with Munster. I agree with you on the moonlighting Venter, not to mention he has almost done his dash with me due to his hissy-fits towards the fans… but let`s face it with Van Graan now having officially left (to be mentored in the transtion at Munster) and I might add… remember Coetzee cracking the shits saying he was going nowhere (a further sign he has not a clue what is happening in his own camp)… I would rather have Venter there than not for the EOYT.

    Quite frankly I would rather have none of them there for the EOYT and Rassie and Nienaber put straight onto the tour to have some time before 2018.