Springboks

Lucky No 13 for Bok coach Coetzee?

2016-04-12 13:21
Allister Coetzee (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Allister Coetzee on Tuesday became the 13th Springbok coach since readmission. 

He joins a list of coaches - some more successful than others - who have looked to get Springbok rugby to the top of the pile ever since the side was allowed back into the international sporting arena in 1992. 

Since then, Kitch Christie and Jake White have won Rugby World Cups while Nick Mallett boasts an impressive win ratio of 71% that included a record-breaking streak of 17 straight wins. 

But there have also been a few tenures that South African rugby would rather forget - the post-2000 Harry Viljoen and Rudolph Straeuli days particularly dark. 

Where will Coetzee slot in on list of Bok coaches?

We'll have to wait until 2019 to find out ...

List of Bok coaches since readmission: (Year of appointment, name, win percentage)

1992: John Williams - 20%

1993: Gerrie Sonnekus - (never took charge of a game)

1993: Ian McIntosh - 33%

1994: Kitch Christie - 100% and a World Cup

1996: Andre Markgraaff - 61%

1997: Carel du Plessis - 37%

1997: Nick Mallett - 71%

2000: Harry Viljoen - 53%

2002: Rudolf Straeuli - 52%

2004: Jake White - 67% and a World Cup

2008: Peter de Villiers - 62%

2012: Heyneke Meyer - 67%

2016: Allister Coetzee - ???

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