Springboks

SARU lays out criteria for new Bok coach

2016-01-12 08:47
Jurie Roux (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The new Springbok coach will be headhunted by the South African Rugby Union (SARU) who opted not to advertise the position.

SARU is intent on finding the right candidate and is therefore in no rush to appoint the new coach, with a decision only expected at the end of March.

The decision not to advertise the position was made by SARU’s general council in December.

According to Netwerk24, the new coach must boast an impressive CV, which includes a win percentage of at least 60% at Currie Cup level and higher.

The candidate must also have an impeccable record of working with the media and must understand SARU’s transformation goals with regards to the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

SARU’s goal is to have 50% black representation in the Springbok team by 2019.

SARU CEO Jurie Roux will drive the process of finding a new coach, with the final recommendation having to be approved by the general council when they next meet in late March.

Former Stormers coach Allister Coetzee, currently with the Kobelco Steelers in Japan, appears to be the front-runner to replace Heyneke Meyer, while Lions coach Johan Ackermann and former Sharks coach John Plumtree (now forwards coach at the Hurricanes) are also in contention.

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