Fans sad to see Treu go

2013-08-14 15:02
Paul Treu (Gallo Images)

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Cape Town - Sport24 readers say they will miss former Blitzbokke coach Paul Treu after he parted ways with the Springbok Sevens team.

The SA Rugby Union (SARU) thanked Paul Treu for his services to Springbok Sevens rugby on Tuesday and paid tribute to the contribution he had made to developing the seven-a-side game in the country.

SARU president, Oregan Hoskins, confirmed that after discussions with both Treu, players and other Sevens stakeholders, a mutual decision had been reached to seek a new head coach for the Springbok Sevens team.

But Sport24 readers felt that the loss of Treu was a huge blow to the Springbok Sevens team and SA rugby, and were eager to find out who his replacement would be.

This is what Sport24 readers had to say about Treu's departure:

"He is a man in his own league. All the best to Paul the Magnificent."
- Lesedi Leslie

"A real gentleman getting the best out of the second and third best rugby players. Imagine what he could achieve with the senior Boks in his team." - Franklin Johannes

"Depressing news, take care Paul. Thanks for helping make the South African sevens team great. You will be missed by everyone."
- Gareth Derek Hiscock

"He did really well, if you consider all the injuries and his top players been poached for the 15 man code. we always want to do better, we are fickle, Paul Treu, thanks for the memories!"
- Glen Dick

"One of the best and most respected 7's coaches worldwide..." - Paul Anthony Davies

"Sir Alex Ferguson of Sevens."
- Mokgadi M Mosete

"South African legend..its going to be a hard act to follow." - Marc Christensen

"I would love to know who they are going to replace him with?" - Jeremy Adam Walt

"When the Blitzbokke won the overall tournament in PE at the Nelson Mandela Bay. After losing to NZ in the cup-final battle which they Fought till the last seconds of the game! That's when I knew without a doubt that We Had An AWESOME SA Coach! And may his leadership,fighting and sportsmanship spirit not die but grow to bring out the Exellence in BlitzBokke!"
- Tshepo Nteso

"He is a legend." - Keenan Barends

"Make sure we don't lose him, we need to invest in his skills for the Senior Boks!" - Andre Russell

Paul Treu's team won the IRB Sevens Series in the 2008/09 season (Gallo Images)

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