Rugby

Heyneke Meyer linked to Bath job

2016-05-17 11:26
Heyneke Meyer (Gallo)

Cape Town - Former Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has been linked with the director of rugby position at English club Bath.

According to The Telegraph, Meyer has been identified as the successor to Mike Ford, who recently left his position just nine months after signing a four-year contract.

The report indicates that Meyer is also believed to be in high demand in Japan, while Connacht coach Pat Lam and former England mentor Stuart Lancaster are other contenders for the Bath job.

Meyer, 48, coached the Springboks between 2012 and 2015, but opted not to re-apply for his job at the end of last year, having copped heavy criticism for the Boks’ playing style.

Meyer previously had a brief spell in the English Premiership as director of rugby of Leicester Tigers in 2008 before he resigned after a period of compassionate leave to return to South Africa to help care for his wife’s parents.

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