Springboks

Loubscher's skills lost to SA

2016-01-28 21:24
Ricardo Loubscher (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Former Springbok backline coach Ricardo Loubscher is set to pursue his career further overseas this season.

According to the SuperSport.com website, Loubscher, who served as the Springbok backline coach between 2012 and 2015, ended his association with the South African Rugby Union when his contract expired at the end of last year.

Since then there has been no communication on any future possible plans for him from SARU's side and without any coaching alternative currently at his disposal, Loubscher has been forced to look outside South Africa for employment.

"I would very much like to stay in South Africa and coach," Loubscher told supersport.com, "But since my contract ended I have been unemployed and as the only breadwinner in my family I need to find something else."

There was some hope that Loubscher's experience would have been utilised by the SARU Mobi-unit under the leadership of Rassie Erasmus but there has been no talk of this at all.

Given the experience he built up during his four years with the national team, as well as with the Bulls in Super Rugby, it isn't too far a stretch to think Loubscher should have a role to play somewhere in South African rugby?

"I learnt a lot during my time with the Boks and I feel I have a role to play. But I also have to provide for my family," Loubscher added.

Loubscher has been linked to offers in Japan and France, but is still considering his options.

Only forwards and attack coach Johan van Graan has been retained by SARU following the World Cup, with the rest of former coach Heyneke Meyer's coaching team not having their contracts renewed either.

SARU will appoint the new Springbok coach in February, with his appointment due to be ratified in March at the next meeting of the General Council.

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