Next Bok coach named in 2012

2011-10-11 14:22

Cape Town - SARU announced that the subject of the Springbok coaching and management team for the 2012 season and beyond will be reviewed by the Executive Council (Exco) following the conclusion of the Rugby World Cup.

This comes after widespread speculation that SARU's generally swift response to replacing management would be exercised once more, but Roux put the rumours to bed.

Roux explained that the contracts of all of the national team’s coaching, medical and logistical staff expire at the end of the year.

“The formal review of the 2011 season and the process of making appointments for 2012 will only be concluded towards the end of the year, as was decided by the Exco in July,” said Roux.

“The appointment of the Springbok coaches and management team are easily amongst the most important decisions we must take as an organisation. The next steps we take in that process will be in the very best interests of the Springbok team.

“We are aware that there is great public interest in the matter but supporters will understand that we have many factors to consider before any further announcements.”
Roux explained that the Exco appointed the head coach, dependent on ratification by the SARU General Council.

“This has been a dramatic and ultimately heart-breaking season and, on behalf of SARU, I would like to thank Peter de Villiers, John Smit and the rest of the players and management for the effort and dedication, as well as the sacrifices, they made in our Rugby World Cup campaign,” said Roux.

“It is very painful to have fallen short of a semi-final place by one penalty kick but, having been close to the team in New Zealand, I know that the players and management did everything in their power to continue South Africa’s run of success at the Rugby World Cup.”

The Springboks’ next Test will be against England in a three-Test series on South African soil in June next year.


  • RJ - 2011-10-11 14:26

    Well hope its some1 special

      chappy - 2011-10-11 14:44

      I don't think it's any coincidence that Rassie Erasmus joined the team for the World Cup. Earlier in PDV's tenure he had been approached and rejected the idea. I have a very strong suspicion that certain assurances may have been made. Just my opinion..

      Sharkbite - 2011-10-11 14:57

      As long as it's a coach who can see the enormous attacking talent we have in our youngsters. We can play the perfect game, we have strong forwards and attacking backs in our future, with the likes of Lambie, Hougaard, Bismarck, Alberts, Coenie, Juan, Mvovo. We have such an exciting future ahead of us, I just hope they pick a coach who can see more than just a one dimensional kick and chase and bash into the opposition game.

      marco - 2011-10-11 15:07

      @Johnny-BB I would love to know what your ****ing job is?Are you on income support or incapacity benefit for disabled people that you can spend all your waking hours just waiting for his chance to strike.Every ****ing every opportunity there is on every article and there you are time and time again ****ing saying something to wind people up.Mind you it's the same bull**** over and over again it never changes.You're ****ing retard you know that don't you!

      Johnny-BB - 2011-10-11 15:09

      @marco, ......thanks for the positive feedback... ........have a nice day...!!!!

      Brad - 2011-10-11 15:09

      @Johnny-BB ... I have replied more than once to one of your comments in the past but yet you still seem to get it all mixed up. The South African Rugby team is called the "Springboks". The South African Cricket team is called the "Proteas". I humbly request you show the team and history of the team enough respect to call them by their correct name.

      John Douglas - 2011-10-11 15:13

      I agree with Johnny, wholeheartedly.

      Brad - 2011-10-11 15:18

      Methinks you are incorrect, the Protea DID NOT replace the Springbok, it was added to the jersey. The team us still called the Springboks. Please try and tell me that they are known by any other name around the world .. or did you not watch the recent games in the WRC ... somehow I think it is you and John Douglas that need to open your eyes ....

      Leza - 2011-10-11 15:27

      @Johnny BB you're such a chop dude, not sure why but it must hurt to run around with such a huge carrot up your backside!

      Brad - 2011-10-11 15:29

      @John Douglas ... now what has that got to do with the fact that the South African Rugby Team is called the "Springboks" and not the "Proteas"??? Can I have some of whatever ur smoking ... :)

      John Douglas - 2011-10-11 15:43

      Brad, misunderstanding buddy. I was under the impression you were talking about his comment ''will definately be AA/BEE Alister Coetzee... .......Alister (zero cups) Coetzee....''.

  • chappy - 2011-10-11 14:27

    SARU; With the crop of youngsters and remaining talent you have a great opportunity here to ensure the Springboks become one of the best teams ever, don't f*** it up.

      Sharkbite - 2011-10-11 15:04

      Well said!!! The youngsters coming through the ranks are amazing, Rob Houwing posted an article yesterday and put up his team for the next few years. I almost got goosebumps, that's how formidable that team looks, and the scariest part is that he left out players like Coenie Oosthuizen who I feel can be the next Os, and the team was still amazing. Like he says, if the past era was the golden era for the Springboks, the next one will be platinum.

  • rheinhardt.peens - 2011-10-11 14:30

    Rassie for bok coach!!!!!

  • Dan18 - 2011-10-11 14:32

    So, the headline once again makes no sense if they are choosing towards the end of the year. Bad subbing.

  • Anneleen - 2011-10-11 14:33

    Looking forward to all the rugby related matters of our RWC heroes...well done everybody. Here's to a Bok-future!

  • ¦? - 2011-10-11 14:34

    Reappoint Pdv,he has the skills and the experience,it would be a mistake not to reappoint him.Let him work now with fresh new players and take them to the next world cup.Its time for white people to start sharing now,apartheid is dead,rugby belongs to all of us now,not only whites

      Oom Filimon - 2011-10-11 14:48

      True - but Div is not competant.......get a new coach and management team, selceted on merit and matter the color!!.........does that make sense to you or must we draw pictures?? Why do you want him re-appointed?.................Jake was dismissed although he and the team WON the last RWC.......

      ¦? - 2011-10-11 14:54

      @Oom Fillimon, Pdv is highly competent.One has to remember that once on the field,theres not much a coach can do.Is it the coach's fault that Lambie and Steyn missed the goal posts? Surely not,or must i draw a picture for you,for u to understand?

      Kaapie - 2011-10-11 17:56

      @ johnny I notice that you are not only thick skinned but stupid tooo. Your comments re the proteas and then the issue of color. Perhaps in your world there was never color.. everything was white..all appointments and selections, now you wanna complain about color being the only criteria. I think you you belong in a different era.

      maloorsports - 2011-10-12 08:09

      I must be missing something? I get the distinct impression that you are colour blind or you have your head shoved so deep your butt that you cannot distinguish between black and white. Some of our key rugby players are black / coloured and they have become national and provincial heroes. Try watching current rugby and not the historical games on ESPN and Channel 247.

  • John Douglas - 2011-10-11 14:35

    As an Aussie supporter, I hope they give snor another tenure.

  • ne0 - 2011-10-11 14:38

    I think old victor must put his name in the hat, one of the best rugby minds on the planet

  • Ulrich - 2011-10-11 14:44

    Heyneke with Mitchell as assistant.

  • paul.maarman - 2011-10-11 14:53

    2015 i want that Webb Ellis back and before that I want to TRAP, TRAP and TRAP the Aussies senseless...Bok BEFOK always!!

  • marco - 2011-10-11 14:54

    So PDV is definitely going right yeppie?

  • jon - 2011-10-11 14:59

    Cannot wait for PDV to leave.

      Johnny-BB - 2011-10-11 15:06

      .....yip, ......PDV = failure...!!!

  • Chief Kok - 2011-10-11 15:08

    Keep Peter De Villiers!!!! Get rid of Dick Muir and Gary Gold. P Div - Head Coach Naka = Forwards Coach Paul Treu = Backline Coach Lawrence Sepaka = Scrum Coach Niehaber - Defense Coach Percy - Kicking Coach Rassie - Technical advisor Leave John Mithell with the Lions - He's doing a excellent job there. And it won't work when you bring a NZ coach with a difference style of play to the national team. This different style of play needs to start at the bottom (junior teams) and find it's way to the top (senior level). Allistair Coetzee - Have achieved nothing so far. Will still come with Jake's mindset and patterns. Heyneke Meyer = Plz No, No, No!!!! Bulls rugby is outdated. SA rugby will not move forward with him. PDiv came in with a new approach to SA rugby in 2007, but was not accepted. He had to fall back to the patterns of the senior players. Give him another 4 years. And who's gonna entertain the rugby world without him?

      Shakes - 2011-10-11 15:26

      Wow you really are shizo...didn't you call him an AA appointee? I think you are afraid of the Boks and a better coach will donner NZ and Wallabies!

      Sharkbite - 2011-10-11 15:37

      Agree on Heyneke (I will die if he's picked, can't handle 4 more years of Bulls rugby), Nienaber, Percy and Rassie. Head coach: John Mitchell. The Boks are more important than the Lions, and this is a young team so his style can rub off on them. Forwards Coach: John Plumtree. Should've been there instead of Gary Gold. Backline coach: Allistair Coetzee. Best attacking backline in the country under him. Scrum coach: Os. Don't think many will argue here.

      Chief Kok - 2011-10-11 15:42

      @Shakes: I was never against the appointment of PDiv. I sometimes got upset with him when he said stupid things about the All Blacks. That's all. Go Div!!!

      radar - 2011-10-11 17:53

      You clowns - sHARKBITE AND cJIEF kok. I am not sure which world cup games you watched, but the bOks dominated teams in the forwards which was the responsibility of Gary Gold. Gary Gold and the defensive coach deserve congratulations for a job well done. John Mitchell for head coach and keep Rassie as technical director along with teh defense coach and Gold as forwards coach. Dick Muir a huge disapooitment with the backline creativity!!

      Sharkbite - 2011-10-12 09:35

      radar, so now I'm a clown because I don't agree on your choice for forwards coach. I won't be upset if Gary keeps his job, I am very impressed with what he's accomplished. I just think they won't keep him because he's "tainted" with the same brush as PdV. If they don't do a clean sweep of the three head coaches, I'll be very happy if they keep him. But Muir has to go, and never coach any South African team (national or provincial) again. The defensive coach you mention is Jacque Nienaber, forgot to add him to my list, sorry.

  • Chief Kok - 2011-10-11 15:14

    What about a WOMAN as bok coach for Employment Equity purposes?

      Gonk - 2011-10-11 15:28

      How about a black lesbian with one leg and you have ticked all the PDI boxes.

      gooinat - 2011-10-11 15:37

      Chief D@@s,worry more about the All Blacks than SA rugby,traitor!!!!!!!!!!!

      Chief Kok - 2011-10-11 16:01

      @gooinat: Rather a traitor than a bok fan.

      gooinat - 2011-10-11 16:05

      Kokkie,never in my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dazbo - 2011-10-11 15:27

    Please don't shoot the messenger..... Based on some previous articles regarding the new Springbok coach, there have been whisperings of possibly having a New Zealander or Australian at the helm in future....would it be pertinent to mention that Warren Gatlin has done a tremendous job with the Welsh team, has expressed an interest and will be available after the RWC....Only a thought...

      Sharkbite - 2011-10-11 15:40

      I wouldn't be too heartbroken about that, but I would rather have John Mitchell. He turned a team without any superstars into a pretty formidable outfit. Imagine what he can do with stars like Lambie and Hougaard?

      Shakes - 2011-10-11 16:19

      Why should we look to a coach from another country? We have great coaches right here! besides I want Boks to beat Wallabies and All Blacks on our terms.

  • popaai - 2011-10-11 15:30

    maybe SARU must make use of a sangoma as well ... Johannesburg - A sangoma claims the South African Football Association (SAFA) owes him R90 000 for providing the "magic" to beat France in the 2010 Soccer World Cup, the Daily Sun reported on Tuesday. S'bonelo Madela said Bafana Bafana would not win any matches until he got his money, hinting he was responsible for the team's failure to go through to the Africa Cup of Nations finals on Saturday. "If the national soccer team want to start winning, the SAFA bosses must settle their debt with me first," Madela was quoted as saying. SAFA vice-president Mwelo Nonkonyane confirmed it had used Madela's services, but said he had already been paid. "We are going to open a criminal case against this guy," Nonkonyane said in the report. Neither Nonkonyane nor SAFA spokesperson Morio Sanyane and Gary Mojela could be reached for comment

  • daveen - 2011-10-11 16:01

    Rj, it is some one special. Unfortunately it is Pieter Snorre again. His contract has been renewed and he needs to read it and accept. Sorry guys, there is no way that anybody else will take Pieter 's job. If they replace Pieter, Allister will be approach for the job. It is a done thing. Any other stuff is window dressing. Good luck Pieter. You served our country well. We love you because you are special.

  • FM - 2011-10-11 16:08

    It is not the 3 points in the quarterfinal where your EXCO fell short; it is the coaches pathetic record the last two years and your reluctance to admit your error in appointing the "clown".

  • Jim - 2011-10-11 16:08

    How about Sir Clive Woodward.

      Dazbo - 2011-10-11 16:26

      Never thought of him......but now that you mention that would be something to see. Not a great England fan being Scots but cannot deny what he did with a completely inexperienced team...

  • Bandleader - 2011-10-11 16:16

    Like the fact that there is some sense to how SARU's approaching this. Well done Roux - love his straight talk. All the hype about colour and foreigners is clouding the coaching issue. The Boks have a pool of young talent and excellent experienced players, and whoever is appointed, even if it's PDV, must be given the best support team to bring the best out of the Boks. PDV was given two idiots as assistant coaches, and it took "technical specialists" to do the job for the 2011 RWC. And we came short.

  • Agent - 2011-10-11 16:18

    So I wonder what the govt involvement will be this time , will they assist to break down our national sport even further or will the right man get the job this time irrespective of skin colour.

  • Tramp - 2011-10-11 18:12

    What about Garth Wright? Did you hear all his succinct comments on whatever the TV rugby programme is called.... he broke down the game and showed exactly how we lost the game. And he is right. And he was a brilliant scrummie if I can remember that far back (partnered Naas). What I liked is his technical knowledge vs Alistair who was a bit airy fairy (although he seems to know what he's saying). Alaistair lacks the getting into the crux of the problem to me. Please I hope that they take their time on this - its too important. Let's win the next rugby world cup!

      radar - 2011-10-11 23:32

      I dont care how good your coach is, you cannot win with a biased referee. Rather ensure the IRB improves their admin and opens there minds to the age of professionalism - tv replay challenges by a team. Us fans want the best etam to win by eleiminating errors and cheating!! Remember the betting on cricket. Looks like Bryce is connected to a betting syndicate - it is difficult to otherwise explain his performance!!

  • Muffyforu - 2011-10-11 20:10

    Most of you white racist idiots who post on these sites make me embarrased to be a white south african male. What difference does it make what colour the coach is so long as he can do the job? We never know how ell a coach will do untill he starts the job and handels the pressures at the top end of the sport. Rudolph Strauli brought south africa into massive direpute!!!!'white coach" PDV had prety much the same record as Jake White before taking the top job, i.e winning the u21 world cup. Their succes records are virtually identical!!!! what chance has a coach got, presumeing we get AC if we all wish him to fail purely on skin colour. I hate that about us SAFFA's Those of you who want HM just want us to go back to playing our old boring style that has proved mostly innefective esp under the new laws!

      Jacques Ackermann - 2011-10-11 21:36

      i would first like to say stop trying to link AC's coaching abilty to race please. if he has a CV that boasted a few finals wins and cups then i would be the first to say lets pick him but we are not in that situation are we. your 100 % right about strauli. he will go down as the worst coach only followed by the plonker harry viljoen as the worst coaches sa's ever had in the modern era. i wont even let him near a blind rugby team. he is rubbish. ask anyone that knows rugby in south africa and i bet you they will say the same. his coaching abilty is nowhere. if AC had take the stormers and wp to some silverware by all means but HM even though i hate everything blue bull has built a wonderfull team from the ground up. he took the bulls from bottom of the super 15 log to the top with 2 titles. that is a massive achievement. no one in sa rugby can boast with that. he commands respect and you wont have the farce that we had were PDV was told by the players how to coach. cant have that type of enviroment with junior players coming through. in my view that cost us a bit in the end. if HM wants the job i say we give him the chance. the next coach needs to develop a team from the start so that needs experience and proper structures. i dont want to see the bulls style of kick defence and drop goals either trust me but the style that we showed against the aussies is the way in which we need to play. HM has the best cv with a proven history.

      Jacques Ackermann - 2011-10-11 21:42

      please stop trying to link coaching abilty to race. people dont fall for that mental gymnastics anymore. its about getting the best man for the job. i would have loved to see paul treu in a head coach roll but he is involved with 7's so i reckon they need to give him a franchise like the stormers. AC has the best pool of players to choose from with the biggest money spenders backing him but still there is no silwerware. race and politics dont win finals. a coach is measured by his ultimate success in major comps. no currie cups and no super rugby silwerware so for me that is not good credentials to be SB coach. paul treu does have some credentials with sevens and i am sure he is the right man to take over from AC at the stormers.

  • Muffyforu - 2011-10-11 22:34

    Jacques - i was using AC as an example to show what is wrong with south africa and the thinkink of most of the commentators here. I don't mind who we get as long as he does the job. I do think though in my humble opinion that HM will take us backward in terms of playing style and not forward. I stand corrected but he has a Rassie kind of role at the bulls who have not excactly set the world alight under the new laws. Why no an international coach???

  • TheDuck - 2011-10-12 07:43

    Roux is a boss! No more BS from SARU now that he is there. Explains everything clear cut.

  • Byron - 2011-10-12 08:22

    Wow no springbok rugby until June!!!

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