Stonehouse leaves Pumas for Japan

2015-01-07 07:31
Jimmy Stonehouse (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - The Pumas have confirmed that Jimmy Stonehouse has resigned as their head coach to undertake a coaching role in Japan.

It was earlier reported that Stonehouse was pondering his future after a receiving an offer to coach the Toshiba Brave Lupus in Japan.

Stonehouse, 50, has decided to accept the role in Japan which could see him lost to South African rugby until 2017.

According to Netwerk24, Stonehouse's relationship with the Pumas ended on a sour note because the coach had kept the union in the dark about his whereabouts.

On Monday he reportedly said he was willing to stay on, but then changed his mind on Tuesday.

Stonehouse has impressed in his time at the Pumas, helping them win the 2013 Currie Cup First Division as well as gain promotion for this year's event, in which the Pumas finished sixth overall, bagging four wins from their 10 games.

Stonehouse was also named South African rugby's Coach of the Year in 2013.

Assistant coach MJ Mentz will take on the head coaching responsibilities until a replacement for Stonehouse is found.

Read more on:    pumas  |  jimmy stonehouse  |  rugby


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

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

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Which of the 4 South African team will finish with the fewest Super Rugby SA Conference points?

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.