Cape Town - Former Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has been
linked with the director of rugby position at English club Bath.
According to The Telegraph, Meyer has been identified as the
successor to Mike Ford, who recently left his position just nine months after
signing a four-year contract.
The report indicates that Meyer is also believed to be in
high demand in Japan, while Connacht coach Pat Lam and former England mentor
Stuart Lancaster are other contenders for the Bath job.
Meyer, 48, coached the Springboks between 2012 and 2015, but
opted not to re-apply for his job at the end of last year, having copped heavy criticism for the Boks’ playing
Meyer previously had a brief spell in the English
Premiership as director of rugby of Leicester Tigers in 2008 before he resigned
after a period of compassionate leave to return to South Africa to help care
for his wife’s parents.