Cape Town - New Springbok coach Allister Coetzee is
reportedly eager to have Matt Proudfoot as part of his management team.
According to Netwerk24, Coetzee has sent a request to the
South African Rugby Union (SARU) to include Proudfoot as part of the Bok
Proudfoot though currently coaches at the Kobe Steel Kobelco
Steelers in Japan and he may find it tough to get out of his contract there.
The Steelers have already granted Coetzee a release after he
was head coach of the team this past Japanese season.
Coetzee and Proudfoot worked together during his tenure at
the Stormers, where Proudfoot was forwards coach.
When he was announced as Bok coach earlier this month,
Coetzee left the door open for possible additions to his management team.
The possible addition of Proudfoot could however cause some tension
in the Bok camp due to the fact that Johann van Graan has already appointed as
Van Graan was also the forwards coach during the tenure of
former coach, Heyneke Meyer.
Current Springbok management team:
Head coach: Allister Coetzee
Assistant coach (backline): Mzwandile Stick
Assistant coach (forwards): Johann van Graan
Team manager: Ian Schwartz
Team doctor: Dr Jerome Mampane/Dr Conrad von Hagen
Strength and Conditioning coach: Dr Warren Adams
Physiotherapist: Vivian Verwant
Physiotherapist: Tanu Pillay
Logistics manager: JJ Fredericks
Media manager: Rayaan Adriaanse
PR manager: Annelee Murray