Springboks

Super Rugby coaches to help pick Bok team?

2016-04-04 07:32
Allister Coetzee (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - SA Rugby is likely to scrap the traditional Springbok selection panel when the new national coach is announced.

According to Rapport, the decision was taken at SA Rugby’s executive meeting on Friday.

According to the weekly newspaper, South Africa’s Super Rugby coaches will help the new Bok coach pick the team.

Former Stormers coach Allister Coetzee will in all likelihood be named Springbok coach, with his appointment set to be made official on April 12.

The expectation is that Nollis Marais (Bulls), Franco Smith (Cheetahs), Johan Ackermann (Lions), Gary Gold (Sharks), Deon Davids (Kings) and Robbie Fleck (Stormers) will meet with Coetzee and Peter Jooste on a weekly basis to discuss their players’ form.

SA Rugby's high performance manager Rassie Erasmus will also assist in an advisory role.

Jooste was last week re-appointed as Springbok selector, but Ian McIntosh was not retained.

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

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Fixtures
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
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...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

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.