SA Rugby is reportedly looking at the possibility of signing a deal with Brendan Venter to become Springbok assistant coach, reports Sport24

Afrikaans newspaper Rapport reported on Sunday that Venter may be pursued to assist Allister Coetzee – who appears likely to stay on as Springbok coach.

Coetzee will on Tuesday get a chance to explain to SA Rugby’s high performance committee why he should remain in his post.

The weekly newspaper is reporting that it’s unlikely that Coetzee will get the sack as it would cost SA Rugby in the region of R13m to fire him.

The plan is reportedly now to try and get Venter as Coetzee’s assistant.

Attaining the services of Venter on a full-time basis may prove troublesome though.

The former Springbok centre runs a medical practice in Strand and in recent times only helped out with rugby matters on a consultancy basis.

He was the leader of SA Rugby’s first indaba in October and also helped Italy as defence coach during the November Test window – when they upset the Springboks 20-18 in Florence.


  1. Bunny
    Surely I speak for all RW readers ( maybe with the exception of Bekke – but i dunno ) in being tickled by your new Christmasy avatar.
    I’ve got a tab open searching for Xmas images of Diego Maradona as I write this!
    KK Coetzee is the current biblical “Job” of rugby union currently. Will he endure long enough to find redemption?

  2. What a crock even if it was true… so in true South African BEE style… excellent white coach comes in to rescue the hatchet job two POC coaches have done… and under guise of being an ‘assistant’!

    And so the downward spiral will continue at every level until ‘merit’ is the only determining factor in selection from grass-roots, players, coaches, admins through to test level!

  3. @Americano: AC is simply not good enough, was never and will never be, off course most hoped that would have been but in staying true to himself he showed yet again how he made a Stormers team usless unable to score tries and are doing the same with the Boks now.

    For five six the Bulls playing 10 man rugby in 2010 scored 10 times more tries than they did.

    AC = Boring rugby

    His teams are always there and there about but will never win anything.

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