Springboks

Krige: Coetzee understands SA politics

2016-04-13 08:56
Corne Krige (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Springbok captain Corne Krige supports the appointment of Allister Coetzee as new national coach.

This comes after Coetzee was on Tuesday confirmed as Heyneke Meyer’s successor for the next four years.

Coetzee has a tough task at hand, not only to get the Boks back to the top of the world game, but also to transform the team in time for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

SA Rugby has it as its goal to see 50% of the Springbok team made up of black players by 2019.

And according to Krige, Coetzee is the right man to take the Boks forward as he understands the politics of the South African game. He also feels Coetzee has the ability to create a positive team environment.

Krige, who played 39 Tests for the Springboks between 1999 and 2003, took to Twitter shortly after Coetzee’s appointment was confirmed:

Coetzee's first assignment as Bok coach will be a three-Test series against Ireland in June, starting with a Test in Cape Town (June 11), before matches in Johannesburg (June 18) and Port Elizabeth (June 25).

 

 

 

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