Bok coach to be named earlier

2012-01-26 09:49

Cape Town - SARU has confirmed that the announcement of the next Springbok coach on Friday, January 27 has been moved from 14:00 to 12:00.

In a media statement released on Thursday, SARU confirmed that Friday’s conference has been advanced by two hours to 12:00, following the expected conclusion of SARU's Special General Meeting at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa in Newlands, Cape Town.

Heyneke Meyer is the overwhelming favourite to be named as Peter de Villiers's successor. 

SuperSport Blitz (channel 200) will broadcast the announcement live.


  • Jason - 2012-01-26 09:57

    Oh no. HM is a immediate defeat for the springboks. Havent we had enough 10man rugby? Cant we get someone with a little creativity. can see it already, the return of bakkies, matfield and the entire old guard.

      acdcdclm - 2012-01-26 10:05

      Jason, it seems that you are not used to be supporting winning rugby, you must be a Stormer or a Shark.

      Jason - 2012-01-26 10:22

      Clearly you missed 2011. How did you guys do in the Currie Cup? Hmmm wait how did you guys do in the Super 15? hmmm where is the winning part?

      ruanpretorius1980 - 2012-01-26 10:24

      Jason, do you live under a rock?

      Jason - 2012-01-26 10:25

      Whilst on the subject do you know that HM got into trouble as a couch because when he was arranging team transport he kept hiring 10 man buses. When players in the backline complained he demanded to know who they were, what they were doing there and then tried to get security to throw them off the training field.

      Jason - 2012-01-26 10:29

      @ ruan. little nervous to say i live under rock to bulls supporters because they keep trying to up and under it. apparently that's the only tactic they know. if they chose national coaches by ability to up and under HM would win hands down.

      Lionel - 2012-01-26 10:29

      @Jason......LMFAO,Good reply there mate!!!!!!!!!!!

      Nic - 2012-01-26 11:03

      Jason, you obviously forgot that it was heyneke's team that beat the reds 92-3 and the stormers 75-14 (ironically gert smals last match as coach) In both games more than 60% of the tries scored by "not the 10 men"... Heyneke will bring winning rugby to the Boks, you obviously have trouble differentiating...

      Kokkie - 2012-01-26 12:17

      Heineke Meyer will be granted his death wish at 12 noon tomorrow. My sincere sympathies to the man.

      Dewald - 2012-01-26 13:49

      Did you see the Super 14 final against the Chiefs?

      Deon - 2012-01-26 14:24

      Most people don't care if we play 5 / 10 / 15 man rugby as long as we win. Stormers and WP have been playing attractive rugby for years with very little to show.

  • David - 2012-01-26 10:02

    and the news Bok coach is...... wait for it..... Mr..... Chuck..Norris...LOL

      Chris - 2012-01-26 10:11

      I'll give you a thumbs up

      stefan.vanderspuy - 2012-01-26 11:27

      All Bulls will be supplied with a set of Chuck Norris pyjamas

      rudi.geldenhuys - 2012-01-26 11:33

      Chuck Norris wears Bulls pajamas

  • Phumi - 2012-01-26 10:03

    We do not care who our coach is as long as he represents the true demographics of this country!

      Jason - 2012-01-26 10:23

      Cant say I agree with that statement. I just want to win, if he's black and we win great, if he's yellow and we win great, if he's white and we win great.

      Willie - 2012-01-26 10:33

      He does represent the coach we require an intelligent individual, with knowledge of his trade and a work ethic driven by successful results and not money or status to fill the position. In that demographic zone he has no equal.....unlike his predecessor who defied all of the above.

      Kosie - 2012-01-26 10:34

      so you'll rather see true reflection of SA than win something, if that is the case go watch soccer, cause there is a more accurate reflection colour wise and winning wise.

      Dawie - 2012-01-26 10:45

      Stuff the demographics mate - as long as he is competent, adequately qualified and capable he is welcome irrespective where he comes from - See the comment from Willie and you will understand better. You comment would fit better in the soccer columns !!!

      goyougoodthing - 2012-01-26 11:18

      Phumi you don't mind losing as long as the coach is black? Surely I have misunderstood.

      Anton - 2012-01-26 11:28

      He is only one person (whoever gets appointed), so technically he alone cannot represent the demographicks of South Africa....what a stupid comment!!

      Robert - 2012-01-26 11:51

      @Phumi - So that's half black, one part white, one part Indian, one part coloured and one part Chink? You're an idiot

  • rudilemmer - 2012-01-26 10:04

    Holding thumbs........

  • Renier - 2012-01-26 10:07

    Worst kept secret ever, probably...that and the fact that Bret Michaels having a wig...Hier kom 'n goue era in Bok rugby, geen twyfel...Doc Cruyven rus weer rustig, so to speak...

  • The-third - 2012-01-26 10:20

    This is EARTH SHATTERING NEWS! Wow, thanks for keeping me informed of this monumental and life changing change of time. I can now rest more easily.

  • Saffa - 2012-01-26 10:21

    This is kind of a win-win all round IMHO. The Bulls will be weakened considerably with the departure of the only man up north to possess an IQ over 80........They will also be 'bad buddies' with Meyer moving forward which pits the BBRU (Fatty van Graan and co) up against the BOK coach and SARU, which alienates the Bulls......which is GREAT for Bok rugby..... Bull bashing aside - Surely Meyer is entitled to follow his dreams and coach the Boks without van Graan and co questioning his integrity? In fact, what a slap in the face of Meyer who has been the Bulls finest ambassador.

      Dawie - 2012-01-26 10:46

      Amen !!!!!!!!

      Nic - 2012-01-26 11:06

      Saffa, you're obviously more Bulls obsessed than you are a Stormers supporter. Dealing with the past will set you free...

      Saffa - 2012-01-26 11:20

      @Nic - and you old chap are obviously obsessed with defending the honour and dignity of the Bulls, more than what you are a rugby fan.....

      Bames - 2012-01-26 13:17

      Hehehe... and there I thought the two go together. #angrychic

  • Reuben - 2012-01-26 10:58

    I have to disagree. Heyneke had that game plan with the Bulls because of the playing personell he's had. Just give him some time and some players outside of the Bulls to see what he can do creatively.

  • Bootman - 2012-01-26 11:14

    Now we have to wait patiently until 12:00 tomorrow for Saru to tell us something we knew two weeks ago.

  • psycc - 2012-01-26 11:40

    Four years to late

  • matthew.nixonjames - 2012-01-26 11:45

    I am nervous. Yes, the Bulls were unstoppable with him as a coach, but the rest of the world has worked out that game plan and well the 2011 Currie Cup and Super 15 proves that. I hope that he can use the astute rugby brain that he is said to have and develop a fresh new Bok game plan. One that, just like Jake White's one in 2004/5 took the world by surprise. I also hope that he keeps the coastal flair and inland physical dominance balanced. If he even so much as looks at Wynand at centre then we know we will get boring 2011 Bulls rugby.

  • rboy24 - 2012-01-26 12:03

    "I still think blue bull rugby is boring,,,no creativity !!!!,,,but one thing they do rite is the basics. The only creative game plan they have,,,,kicking up&under's !!!!! So supporters should prepare themselves, with HM in the picture,,,there will be more K&U's, and with PD, K&U's was already the main

  • Ulrich Davis - 2012-01-26 12:21

    Why am I not surprised??? Ai!Ai!Ai! Somethings will never change!!! As long as he's a white man all is well in sunny SA!!! Glad I support the BEST team in the WORLD!!! GO MIGHTY ALL BLACKS!!! Shall & will ALWAYS be the Benchmark of World Rugby!!! Kia Kaha!!! #FACTS

      Saffa - 2012-01-26 12:40

      When will the AB's have a Maori coach? Just asking............

      matthew.nixonjames - 2012-01-26 14:26

      The fact is that Mr Paddy O'Brian and his mates of incompetent refs and disciplinary committees have ensured that new Zealand are No 1 in the world. Yes, they have amazing players but when these amazing players break the law they get off. Yet, any other team gets the full brunt of the law. And let us not mention the semi when Mr Lawrence decided that the breakdown was a playground for 5 year olds and in doing so saw the biggest challenge to NZ out the comp. NZ may be a great rugby playing nation but do not for one moment forget that the NZ team is looked after by the custodians of the game. Lets see what happens when the protection leaves and Richie Mcaw actually gets a yellow card, and Nonu gets banned for his spear tackles....

  • Henk - 2012-01-26 12:42

    Ek hoop werklik nie SARU laat hom afsit deur die Bulle se skelmstreke om geld uit iemand te maak met Meyer se aanstelling nie. En ek hoop werklik nie SARU betaal hoegenaamd enige geld aan die Bulle omdat hulle Meyer aanstel nie.

  • Bootman - 2012-01-26 13:57

    I'll be ROTFLMAO if it turns out that PDV is retained as coach and Saru have been talking to Heyneke and the Bulls about being his assistant.

  • Matt - 2012-01-27 08:27

    this is just wrong... Heineken Mayor coaching a team sponsored by Castle...

  • Trading - 2012-01-27 10:22

    Move the HQ of SA Rugby, SARU and everything else to do with rugby management away from Cape Town. The Cape "CABAL" has for to long manipulated rugby matters to the detriment of South African rugby. Make Bloemfontein, Durban, Pretoria or Johannesburg the seat of SARU, etc. We are tired of Capetonian bias.

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