Os du Randt to help Ireland

2011-05-10 13:31

Cape Town - Former Springbok scrum coach Os du Randt is in negotiations with Ireland to help them at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, starting in September this year.

If results go as expected, Ireland will face the Springboks in the World Cup quarter-final stage.

Du Randt told the Rugby XV website that he's looking to confirming the move in the near future.

"At the moment I'm still negotiating. It's difficult to say when it will be confirmed, but hopefully by the next meeting I will have signed," Du Randt said.

Du Randt is set to join former Springbok forwards coach Gert Smal in Ireland, and together they will form a formidable coaching unit. Smal was the pack mentor when the Boks won the 2007 World Cup, while Du Randt has two World Cup winners' medals as a player (in 1995 and 2007).

Du Randt is understandably enthused at the prospect of working with Smal again.

"I played many Tests under Gert, he's a great forwards coach. Many of the things I've done as a coach have been based on what he did with us. As a player you never really look and learn completely, but now as a coach in the same environment, I'll definitely take it all in.

"He's so meticulous and I'm looking forward to see how he works to achieve his goals. His preparation is always top quality, and that mental prep is so important, especially for smaller sides."


  • InternetMan - 2011-05-10 13:47

    At least in Ireland they appreciate fat drunks. Go Os!

      Gorilla - 2011-05-10 14:51

      InternetMan. Clearly you have no measure of a good man. Stick to punching those keys, you're probably a useless troll in the real world.

      InternetMan - 2011-05-10 16:34

      Gorilla. I think he is a living legend. He is also fat and a drunk.

      jan du preeaz - 2011-05-10 19:58

      weet jy wat ou maat, jy is n' regte skaamdeel

  • Dan - 2011-05-10 13:56

    Yet again poor administration will count against our national sides. We've seen it in cricket and we will see it in rugby. The Bok's scrum was pathetic until Os was brought in to help. Who's going to look after the Bok scrum now? Will we forget Alan Donald's role in sinking our cricket side in India against a very average New Zeeland? SA sport administration is really in very bad shape. Accross the board in all sports, the level of competency has declined drastically over the past couple of years.

  • Cheetas - 2011-05-10 14:01

    cheers Os

  • StBad - 2011-05-10 14:17

    Hope we don't come up against Ireland... mud on who's face?

  • Gorilla - 2011-05-10 14:49

    Well done SA Rugby and the quota system. Another one gone.

  • Sean Looney - 2011-05-10 15:11

    As a South African who lives in Ireland and follows Irish rugby first hand I dont think it matters whether Du Randt is there or not. The Boks will have too much for Ireland!

  • Goddok - 2011-05-10 19:45

    Another man with knowledge and experience lost. Sad day for us!!!

  • jan du preeaz - 2011-05-10 19:57

    go Os!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Legend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sterkte ou maat, jy het al TWEE RWC bekers in jou huis!

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