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Springbok coach announcement maybe not on April Fools day



Reports are doing the rounds that SARU will not announce the new Springbok coach tomorrow as was widely expected.

Most are expecting to hear former Stormers coach Allister Coetzee to be named as the new coach of the Springboks. He is currently employed by Japanese club Kobe Steelers and the hold up if rumours are to be believed is his a better package for Coetzee and that he wants his assistance to be Proudfoot and Fleck who worked with him at the Stormers.

SARU was initially going to name the coach after their General Meeting on Friday.

In the last couple of months it pointed to the believe that Rassie Erasmus and his department would have a bigger role to play within Springbok rugby with all the elite coaches SARU already have on their books.

Coetzee worked under Erasmus at Western Province Rugby before Erasmus resigned and joined SARU.

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  1. Aah yes, what damage can another week’s delay do?

    New coach is already screwed by the late announcement.

  2. Do you ever just wonder if the decisions are being made at SARU after polishing off a bottle of bourbon & an 8-ball????

    How could ANYONE sober even ever think that announcing the new national coach would be appropriate in any way, shape of form on April Fools Day?
    Given this position & the fans awaiting the announcement SARU already missed the most opportune time to announce the name of the new head coach.
    That day being….

  3. I don’t understand why it keeps getting postponed?

    Methinks SARU has been busy having to beg, borrow and steal to try and get someone to agree to their terms and actually coach the Boks.

    So sad.

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