LIVE

    Du Preez: Indaba talks need SR coaches' buy-in

    2016-11-01 18:15

    Lloyd Burnard - Sport24

    Cape Town - Given the developments of the past week, it didn't make much sense having Gary Gold at the SA Rugby coaching indaba in Cape Town back on October 19 and 20.

    Less than a week after that two-day workshop had ended, Gold resigned from his post as Sharks boss.

    Robert du Preez is his replacement, and when asked on Tuesday about how he saw the relationship between the Springboks and the Super Rugby franchises developing after the indaba talks, he could be forgiven for sounding a little in the dark. 

    Du Preez, of course, was not at the indaba. 

    Bok coach Allister Coetzee says another meeting will take place in December between Bok management and the Super Rugby coaches. 

    Du Preez says anything discussed at the indaba and any desired South African blueprint can only be achieved with the buy-in of all of the Super Rugby coaches. That, he feels, is the challenging part.

    "As far as I know they're trying to have a common way in terms of how we will prepare our guys in terms of strength and conditioning," Du Preez said from Durban.

    "Skills was also a big focus. I think from a playing point of view they're trying to move a little closer to the New Zealand model, which is centralised.

    "I think that's what they're trying to achieve.

    "At the end of the day it's whether the coaches of the different franchises buy into it. It's one thing to have an indaba and talk about it but it's how you're going to implement it that, I think, is going to be the big thing."

    The Sharks, meanwhile, are already starting pre-season training and are going ahead with their own conditioning plan.

    "We've spent a lot of time focusing on what we want to do in the off-season. We will have seven weeks until December 15 and then we'll have a break and come back in the first week of January," Du Preez said.

    "There's going to be a big emphasis on strengthening the guys but also on aerobic fitness because that's one thing that has been lacking, especially with the way we want to play."

    What To Read Next

    Read News24’s Comments Policy

    Live Video Streaming
    Video Highlights
    Sport Talk

    Results

    04 August 2018
    28 July 2018
    21 July 2018
    20 July 2018
    14 July 2018
    13 July 2018
    07 July 2018
    06 July 2018
    30 June 2018
    29 June 2018
    03 June 2018
    02 June 2018
    01 June 2018
    26 May 2018
    25 May 2018
    19 May 2018
    18 May 2018
    12 May 2018
    11 May 2018
    05 May 2018
    04 May 2018
    28 April 2018
    27 April 2018
    22 April 2018
    21 April 2018
    20 April 2018
    14 April 2018
    13 April 2018
    07 April 2018
    06 April 2018
    01 April 2018
    31 March 2018
    30 March 2018
    24 March 2018
    23 March 2018
    18 March 2018
    17 March 2018
    16 March 2018
    10 March 2018
    09 March 2018
    03 March 2018
    02 March 2018
    24 February 2018
    23 February 2018
    17 February 2018

    Logs

    Rank Team P W Pts
    • Lions (Q)
    • Jaguares (wc)
    • Sharks (wc)
    • Stormers
    • Bulls

    Opinion Poll

    Who will win the 2018 Rugby Championships?

    Can you name the top Super Rugby tryscorers of all-time?

    TAKE THE QUIZ
    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.