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 - ???

Read more on:    springboks  |  allister coetzee  |  rugby

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
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...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


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.