Springboks

Kiwi coach linked to Springbok job

2016-12-05 07:29
Dave Rennie (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - SA Rugby is reportedly considering a top New Zealand coach to replace Allister Coetzee in the Springbok job, with the Chiefs' Dave Rennie identified as a candidate.

According to Afrikaans newspaper, Rapport, work has already begun behind the scenes to look at possible candidates to replace the embattled Coetzee, whose Springboks won only four of 12 Tests in 2016.

There are, however, stumbling blocks that stand in SA Rugby’s way of getting rid of Coetzee.

The national governing body is struggling financially, while axing Coetzee would also not appease the ANC, Rapport suggested on Sunday.

Coetzee is set to face a performance appraisal by a sub-committee of SA Rugby, and will know his fate after a December 13 meeting.

In order to fire Coetzee, it is suggested that SA Rugby would need to turn to broadcast partner SuperSport to provide financial assistance in order to buy the coach out of the remaining three years of his contract.

It would cost in the region of R13m to get rid of Coetzee.

Meanwhile Rennie, who led the Chiefs to the Super Rugby title in 2012 and 2013, is believed to have strong support at the highest level of SA Rugby, while the names of Rassie Erasmus and Jake White also mentioned in the report.

It's been a horrific year for the Boks, which included a first ever home loss to Ireland, a first away reverse to Argentina, a record 57-15 home defeat to New Zealand, while ending their year-end European tour with losses to England, Italy and Wales.

Read more on:    springboks  |  dave rennie  |  allister coetzee  |  rugby
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 12 November 2016
Germany v Uruguay, Volksbank Stadion 18:45
Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Canada v Usa, BMO Stadium 01:00
Saturday, 17 June 2017
Canada v Usa, BMO Stadium 01:00
Saturday, 18 November 2017
Belgium v Brazil, Petit Heysel 16:00
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
Vote

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

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

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

Featured

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.