Coetzee named new Springbok coach

2016-04-12 11:05
Allister Coetzee (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - In one of South African rugby's worst keep secrets, Allister Coetzee was on Tuesday unveiled as the new Springbok coach. 

Coetzee, who coached Western Province and the Stormers between 2008 and 2015, has been handed a four-year contract that will run until after the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. 

The 52-year-old had been tipped for the position ever since the decision was taken not to renew previous coach Heyneke Meyer's contract in December last year.

After leaving the Stormers, Coetzee had taken up a post in Japan with the Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers. 

Coetzee's first game in charge of the Springboks will be in Cape Town on Saturday, June 11 against Ireland at Newlands.

Read more on:    springboks  |  allister coetzee  |  rugby

Boks turn back the clock

9 minutes ago

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

05 November 2016
Barbarians v South Africa, London 15:00
12 November 2016
England v South Africa, Twickenham 16:30
19 November 2016
Italy v South Africa, Stadio Artemio Franchi 15:00
26 November 2016
Wales v South Africa, Millennium Stadium 19:30

Did Stormers and Springboks lock Pieter-Steph du Toit deserve to be named SA Rugby Player of the Year?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.