I was closing out my weekend out by reading through the Sunday papers and even though I knew better, was shocked to read that the Bulls are giving serious consideration to appointing Victor Matfield as their head coach.
What got to me was that, in this age of professionalism it was being reported that Matfield was going head to head against Deon Davids.
How did our rugby get to this place where a person with little to zero head coaching experience can be competing against a coach with the track record of Davids?
I may be mistaken but as far as I could find, Matfield has a few consulting jobs behind his name which none of them lasting more than a month or so.
Matfield offers 17 years as a top international player but I fail to understand how that can meet the requirements or qualifications to get a coaching job at a school or club side not even mentioning at Super Rugby level.
Are we seeing a buddy for buddy system playing out at the Blue Bulls?
How can SA Rugby even allow a person like Matfield to be considered by the Blue Bulls for the job?
If you look at Davids, he started his coaching career at Villagers Worcester in 1998, the same year Matfield started his professional playing career with the Blue Bulls.
Davids has coached Boland A, South African Students, Boland Caveliers, Emerging Springboks, South African U20, UWC, Golden Lions(Vodacom Cup), Golden Lions U21, SWD Academic and Southern Kings.
I know I am entering a very sensitive issue but are we looking at classic case of white privilege again, especially when such a person is being compared to a black coach with experience and a track record?
I find it an insult that the Blue Bulls are actually comparing Davids with the likes of Matfield.
It is not just an insult to Davids, but to all the coaches doing the hard work through the system and working hard on coaching badges , that has been put in place for coaches to advance in the game.
I really hope this is just a stupid rumour and there is no truth in this story.