LIVE

    Fleck: Bok 'blueprint' won't dictate our style

    2017-01-16 13:27

    Cape Town - October's SA Rugby coaching Indaba saw Springbok coach Allister Coetzee get the ball rolling in his search for a South African 'blueprint'. 

    The idea is simple: to get everybody on the same page in terms of how South African players should be coached from a junior level right through to Super Rugby. 

    All six Super Rugby coaches were present at that Indaba and they also joined Coetzee in a follow-up meeting in December. 

    The concern, of course, is that the Super Rugby sides would be instructed how to train and, ultimately, how to play. 

    But, according to Stormers coach Robbie Fleck, each Super Rugby side has been encouraged to keep its own identity and there has actually been no word from SA Rugby on what the final 'blueprint' should look like. 

    "There is nothing yet from SA Rugby," Fleck said.

    "They've given us some feedback from the meetings that they had.

    "It's nothing that is enforced on us as a franchise. 

    "We certainly will work and help SA Rugby in whatever way we can and help them develop the players in the way they see it, but we’ve got our own philosophies, culture and game-plan and that will continue.

    "That was agreed among all the coaches, including Allister. They want each team to have their own flavour but when it comes to alignment we will certainly help them where we can."

    The Stormers get their Super Rugby campaign underway on February 25 with a clash against the Bulls at Newlands.

    What To Read Next

    Read News24’s Comments Policy

    Live Video Streaming
    Video Highlights
    Sport Talk

    Fixtures

    Saturday, 17 February 2018
    • Stormers v Jaguares, Cape Town 15:05
    • Lions v Sharks, Emirates Airlines Park 17:15
    Friday, 23 February 2018
    • Highlanders v Blues, Forsyth Barr Stadium 08:35
    • Rebels v Reds, AAMI Park 10:45
    Saturday, 24 February 2018
    • Sunwolves v Brumbies, Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium 06:15
    • Crusaders v Chiefs, AMI Stadium 08:35
    • Waratahs v Stormers, Allianz Stadium 10:45
    • Lions v Jaguares, Emirates Airlines Park 15:05
    • Bulls v Hurricanes, Loftus Versfeld 17:15

    Results

    No results are available

    Logs

    Rank Team P W Pts

    Opinion Poll

    The 2017 Super Rugby tournament has reached its quarter-final stage. When all is said and done, who emerges victorious?

    The ultimate Super Rugby quiz!

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