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Heyneke-Meyer_2121769bFormer Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer are in high demand in Japan which could see the former Springbok coach make a move to Japan.

Meyer stepped down as coach of the Springboks before the end of his contract which would have expired in December 2015. The Springboks narrowly lost against the All Blacks in the semi final and ended up with bronze medals when they defeated Argentina in the third and fourth play-off game. Many believed that Meyer knew that changes of his contract being extended was slim and he jumped ship before they threw him off.

It has been reported that he has started negotiations with Top League sides Canon Eagles and DoCoMo Red Hurricanes, but nothing formal has been agreed upon.

Meyer stated that he wanted to get involved in rugby again as soon as possible and Europe is also likely.

Meyer took over the coaching from Pieter De Villiers after the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand after he made the Bulls the only side in South Africa that could win the Super Rugby title ( 3 times). He was also successful in the Vodacom Cup, Currie Cup and had a stint at the Leicester Tigers between 2008 and 2009.

Only Nick Mallett has a better record as Springbok coach than Meyer post amateur era. Meyer and White have is tied as the second bets Springbok coach in the professional era with 66% winning record.

Personally it will be sad to see yet another South African coach move outside South African borders to coach as we are in a time where South Africa does not have many experience coaches around. In some way SA Rugby and the franchises needs to keep these coaches in South Africa so that we can also see proper developing of our coaches.

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  1. I don’t get all this Japan stuff.
    I might visit someday (briefly) to sightsee Godzilla stuff, check out snow monkeys or see Mt Fuji I guess.
    But to go & live in a place that has radiation levels you can practically see from outer space – I just don’t get it….unless the $ is really, really good.

  2. Shame, stop using the media to try and get sympathy jou pateet! Just f-off (and run back within 6 months like you did with Leicester).

  3. Bekke,
    You’re just saying that because you can’t go to Japan.
    They would deport you.
    They are ill-equipped for your brand of sassy-ness.

  4. @Bekke:

    Shame, stop using social media to try and pretend you know what you’re talking about jou pateet! Just f-off (and look in the mirror you repetitive tunnel-visioned bore). rofl

  5. It makes sense to me that the Japs would want HM.
    HM unfurled the Messerschmitt ( also known as Willie LeRoux ) onto the international rugby scene & its forever changed because of it.
    HM to Japan to find a guy that will be nicknamed “Zero” who will be expert at his fearlessness at crash ball.

  6. You have read it here first: wherever he goes – he will be back within 12 months, siting “family reasons”!!!!

  7. @Bekke:

    That’s a good start……..but only a start…….You should seriously consider taking back most of your comments made here over the years.

  8. @Timeo: Go and play in the traffic – preferably a toll road in Gauteng! Hak Hak is a capital TURD and took SA rugby back to the dark ages (like Domingo and his cronies are doing with SA cricket!)

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