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    Coetzee: We're happy at WP

    2012-02-20 15:42
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    Cape Town - Stormers coach Allister Coetzee says he is happy to stay with the Western Province Rugby Union (WPRU) after extending his contract.

    Western Province on Monday announced a three-year extension to Coetzee’s contract.

    Three-year contract extensions have also been offered to assistant coaches Robbie Fleck and Matthew Proudfoot, as well as to defence coach Jacques Nienaber and Vodacom Cup and U20 coach John Dobson.

    The union also confirmed that a High Performance Manager reporting directly to Coetzee, would be appointed shortly. This portfolio would include the management of player affairs both on and off the pitch, including assistance with player contracting.

    “Contrary to recent media reports our management team and athletes are a very happy and settled group. As a management team we were all eager to re-affirm our commitment to WP and hopefully this puts this matter to bed," Coetzee told the Stormers' website.

    "The appointment of the High Performance Manager will streamline and simplify our contracting procedures, as well as handling all player and admin affairs, ensuring the coaches and athletes have complete freedom to focus solely on the game.”

    “It’s a big week for us and as a group our focus is on one thing and one thing only - our opener against the Hurricanes on Saturday. We are well prepared, very motivated and will be going all out to make this a big year.”

    Their clash against the Hurricanes kicks off at 17:05 at Newlands on Saturday.

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