Boks to send SOS to Venter?

2016-12-12 10:01
Brendan Venter (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - SA Rugby is reportedly looking at the possibility of signing a deal with Brendan Venter to become Springbok assistant coach.

Afrikaans newspaper Rapport reported on Sunday that Venter may be pursued to assist Allister Coetzee - who appears likely to stay on as Springbok coach.

Coetzee will on Tuesday get a chance to explain to SA Rugby’s high performance committee why he should remain in his post.

The weekly newspaper is reporting that it’s unlikely that Coetzee will get the sack as it would cost SA Rugby in the region of R13m to fire him.

The plan is reportedly now to try and get Venter as Coetzee’s assistant.

Attaining the services of Venter on a full-time basis may prove troublesome though.

The former Springbok centre runs a medical practice in Strand and in recent times only helped out with rugby matters on a consultancy basis.

He was the leader of SA Rugby’s first indaba in October and also helped Italy as defence coach during the November Test window - when they upset the Springboks 20-18 in Florence.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
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
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.