Respect Bok coach - McKenzie

2013-05-21 07:49
Ewen McKenzie (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Reds director of coaching Ewen McKenzie says Springbok fans should respect coach Heyneke Meyer's decisions.

Meyer is often criticised for his playing style and team selections, but McKenzie feels it's only logical that the Bok coach will pick players who fit into what he believes will work.

McKenzie therefore understands Meyer's backing for flyhalf Morne Steyn, who likes to dictate the game with his boot.

"Heyneke has very strong idea about who he wants to play and that's good," McKenzie told Volksblad's website.

"He has been chosen as national coach, and one has to respect that and allow him to do what he feels is right.

"He will obviously pick players that fit into his way of playing and also did it when he coached the Bulls," said McKenzie.

McKenzie's Reds are currently in Cape Town preparing to face the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday (17:05 kick-off).

They lost 27-13 to the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein over the weekend.

Read more on:    reds  |  springboks  |  super 15  |  heyneke meyer  |  ewen mckenzie  |  rugby

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Saturday, 09 June 2018
New Zealand v France, Auckland 09:35
Australia v Ireland, Brisbane 12:05
South Africa v England, Johannesburg 17:05
Saturday, 16 June 2018
New Zealand v France, Wellington 09:35
Australia v Ireland, Melbourne 12:05
South Africa v England, Bloemfontein 17:05
Saturday, 23 June 2018
New Zealand v France, Dunedin 09:35
Australia v Ireland, Sydney 12:05
South Africa v England, Cape Town 17:05
Saturday, 18 August 2018
South Africa v Argentina, Durban 00:00
Saturday, 25 August 2018
Argentina v South Africa, TBA 00:00
Saturday, 08 September 2018
Australia v South Africa, Brisbane 00:00

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee remains defiant, saying he won't resign despite a shambolic two years at the helm. Your thoughts?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.