Cape Town - SARU’s general manager of high performance, Rassie Erasmus, is still interested in coaching the Springboks, a report in Rapport indicates.
However, according to the newspaper’s source, Erasmus wants the appointment to be made immediately and not at SARU’s next general council meeting scheduled for April 1.
The source also claims that Erasmus and his mobile coaching unit already have advanced plans in place for the Springboks' three-Test series against Ireland in June.
“Video analysis of the Irish team is already done, the names of a possible squad are penned down and movements have even been worked out, but players need to know in what capacity Rassie is speaking - as the next Bok coach or head of SA Rugby,” the source said.
The same newspaper reported earlier that Erasmus was not keen on becoming the next Bok coach.
Erasmus was reportedly growing disillusioned with the political infighting between the union presidents, as well as the tug of war between SARU president Oregan Hoskins and CEO Jurie Roux.
But he appears to have made an about-turn and is still eager to coach the Boks.
Another candidate for the Bok coaching position is Allister Coetzee, who currently coaches the Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers in Japan.