Indaba: Players' fitness, skills not up scratch

2016-10-20 10:10
Allister Coetzee (Gallo)

Cape Town - The first day of SA Rugby’s coaching indaba was believed to be a success, Netwerk24 reports.

Contrary to what has been the norm in South African rugby, Super Rugby coaches shared their ideas for the greater good of the local game.

On one thing there was consensus - South African players’ skill and fitness levels aren’t up to the standard expected at international level.

The issue of players’ physical presence was also a topic of discussion, especially given the fact that the Boks haven’t been able to physically dominate opponents like in the past.

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee also stressed that Super Rugby coaches must work together with the national coach, as well as share ideas among themselves.

“There must be alignment between the Springboks and the Super Rugby coaches, and vice versa, in identifying technical shortcomings that impact on the performances of all our teams,” said Coetzee.

“It is also important to discuss and share contemporary trends, opportunities and ultimately a common philosophy so that we can ensure continuous improvement and have an agreement on how to identify and to address these shortcomings.”

The indaba continues in Cape Town on Thursday.

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