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Muir gone by the end of the season?


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 17 Feb 2008 at 14:53
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Dick Muir says that it has always been the plan for him to leave the Sharks at the end of this year.

According to an article in Rapport, Dick Muir is one of 3 backline coaches on the shortlist of six Springbok assistant coaches. The other names on the list are, Backline coaches, Chester Williams and Dumisani Mhani from Border. The three Forwards coaches on the list are, Dawie Theron from Griquas, Gary Gold from WP and Dean Davids from Boland.

The candidates will undergo psychometric test and interviews in the coming weeks. The interviews will pay special attention to the technical knowledge of forward and back play.

Muir, who took the Sharks to the first Super 14 final on SA soil, recently submitted a late application for Springbok coach. His application was however rejected for being submitted after the deadline for submissions.

“The plan has always been for me to finish up with the Sharks towards the end of this year” said Muir. “As a lot of the Sharks players should be involved with the Springboks, it would make sense for me to slot in there” Muir continued.

It is believed plans to replace Muir are already in place should he leave the Sharks to join the Springboks. John Plumtree has already experienced holding the reins during the 2007 Currie Cup season when Muir took time off to gain some further coaching knowledge.

SARU managing director Jonathan Stones has made it clear that they would extend invitations to other candidates who they felt would be suitable for the job if the need arose.



47 Comments

  • It will be sad to see Dick go, he made the Sharks a team to be proud of again. It would be nice to have a trophy of some sort before he goes. GO SHARKS! GO DICK!

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.02.08 14:59:40 by jarsonx Reply
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  • I’ll believe Dick has gone from the Sharks…..when…..Dick has gone :!:

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.02.08 15:00:22 by Me2 Reply

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  • It will be sad to see Dick go, he made the Sharks a team to be proud of again. It would be nice to have a trophy of some sort before he goes. GO SHARKS! GO DICK! :-)

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.02.08 15:01:08 by jarsonx Reply
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  • oops!

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.02.08 15:02:08 by jarsonx Reply
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  • M2

    I tend to agree with your sentiment, but the story is out there and where there is smoke, it is very seldom that you don’t find fire. :sad:

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.02.08 15:04:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • GO DICK! :?: :?: :?: :?:

    I thought we wanted him to stay? :roll: :wink:

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.02.08 15:05:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • wow, you spend the day at work and this pops up :shock:
    will be a sad day but as jarsonx says, hopefully we’ll have something in the trophy cabinet before he goes

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.02.08 15:12:20 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • or maybe two

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.02.08 15:13:26 by jarsonx Reply
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  • Kette

    Well the solution is simple really. DON’T GO TO WORK :smile:

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.02.08 15:15:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 17.02.08 15:13:26 – jarsonx
    I can deal with that one :grin:

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.02.08 15:18:02 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • 17.02.08 15:15:29 – KSA Shark ©
    somehow me thinks my boss might not agree with you :roll:

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.02.08 15:18:42 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • Yeah KSA….we have been fed this sort of thing before! I still don’t believe the Bok coach story!!
    If he goes, it’s a good career move & one cannot hold it against him!

  • Comment 12, posted at 17.02.08 15:31:07 by Me2 Reply

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  • “Chester Williams and Dumisani Mhani from Border. The three Forwards coaches on the list are, from Griquas, Gary Gold from WP and Dean Davids from Boland.”

    What a hapless bunch of nobodies…

    Dick is doing more good for RSa rugga where is rather than linking up with the current mob at SARU… bide your time… or take an OS job and then come back to lead the Boks… not assist!

  • Comment 13, posted at 17.02.08 15:34:52 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • I only hope Gert Smal is one of the coaches that they look to, WHEN they decide none of these forward coaches are suitable?

  • Comment 14, posted at 17.02.08 15:38:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • “The interviews will pay special attention to the technical knowledge of forward and back play.”

    Won’t take much to impress Stofile and co…

  • Comment 15, posted at 17.02.08 15:53:18 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • “on the list are, from Griquas, ”

    Are we missing a name here? Is it Dawie Theron, by any chance?

  • Comment 16, posted at 17.02.08 15:53:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • My only real concern here is that the interview process might distract Dick’s attention from the task at hand.

    Not too concerned about next year. Plum us more than ready to take the head coach reigns, with Bashy to assist. Good succession planning, Sharks, unlike what’s going on in Pretoria ;)

  • Comment 17, posted at 17.02.08 15:55:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • Yes it WAS :oops:

  • Comment 18, posted at 17.02.08 15:56:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • not a bad guess, eh?

    Whatever happened to Theo Oosthuizen, one wonders…

  • Comment 19, posted at 17.02.08 16:00:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • How the hell did Hmmmm manage to rack up over 200 comments in under 48 hours? That boy just loves to see his name in lights ;)

  • Comment 20, posted at 17.02.08 16:01:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • 17.02.08 16:01:32 – robdylan

    I commentated during a few games…
    And don’t be jealous if you are not interesting and fins yourself in as many conversations as I do….

  • Comment 21, posted at 17.02.08 16:58:02 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Keep it coming, dude. Your comments will make me rich one day ;)

    Tell all your friends to come and do the same

  • Comment 22, posted at 17.02.08 17:07:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • I don’t comment just for the sake of it…

    I comment with reason…

    Just like this comment…

  • Comment 23, posted at 17.02.08 17:09:40 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Ok guys….I am off…
    Don’t suppose I will be on here much during the week…..but suppose I’ll see you during the next SA Home match….

  • Comment 24, posted at 17.02.08 17:12:48 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Not too concerned about next year. Plum us more than ready to take the head coach reigns, with Bashy to assist. Good succession planning, Sharks, unlike what’s going on in Pretoria

    17.02.08 15:55:32 – robdylan

    I was under the impression that Plumtree is holding out for the Canes S14 headcoach role. He was just serving an apprenticeship under Muir… At least that’s what was mooted when he first came over to coach. Cause we are farked if he then buggers off back to NZ…

    Imagoine. The Return of the Putt :shock:

  • Comment 25, posted at 17.02.08 17:17:01 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Where is Putt these days, I heard he’s no longer coaching Counties in Kiwi land?

  • Comment 26, posted at 17.02.08 17:25:21 by hellbent Reply

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  • Quinn… Plum was quoted as saying that if a head coach position came up in NZ, he would probably take it. He would be stupid not to give up an asisstant role at the Sharks for a head coaching role elsewhere.

    I think that the decision to hand him the reigns for the CC last year was part of a settlement to keep him in Durbs. Anyway, why would he leave now? He has the Sharks job on a plate for next year.

  • Comment 27, posted at 17.02.08 17:31:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • Doubt he will leave in the next year, but ideally we need a successor to DM who will be around for the next 3 seasons minimum.

    Hopefully the powers that be @ KP have convinced Plum that his LT future lies in SA.

    Cause Bashford certainly ain’t head coach material.

  • Comment 28, posted at 17.02.08 17:36:17 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Plum will be great for the Sharks, but we will miss Dick. Plum had to do without about 15 first choice players in the CC and improved on the previous year’s showing when the Sharks were nowhere near as badly decimated through Bok call-ups and injuries.

  • Comment 29, posted at 17.02.08 17:39:19 by hellbent Reply

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  • Plum is a shrewd man, all right, but yeah, I think they need to add another real thinker to the brains trust. Bashy alone ain’t gonna cut it.

  • Comment 30, posted at 17.02.08 17:40:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • ANother sucessful season and the coffers should again be full, and they must be willing to invest in coaching staff. But there must be some continuity. Please god, not rudolf though.

  • Comment 31, posted at 17.02.08 17:43:48 by hellbent Reply

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  • lol, what is old Hugh Reece Edwards up to these days? Maybe he has become wiser over the last few years….

  • Comment 32, posted at 17.02.08 17:48:58 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Reece is coaching at club level and doing well, from what I’ve heard. Maybe Steve Atherton will have some success with the Beeste and be ready to take the step up? What about Watson, Teich or Andrews?

  • Comment 33, posted at 17.02.08 17:55:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • Watson is a pro golfer thesedays…on the Sunshine tour & alles.

    Don’t think Teich & Andrews are involved in coaching.

    Athers, yes, forgot about him.

  • Comment 34, posted at 17.02.08 18:04:18 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • This article actually pisses me off.

    Why can’t we have a situation like we had with Mac. Man i think he was coaching the Sharks when I was born and was still around when i was playing u/21 rugby at Pinetown.

  • Comment 35, posted at 17.02.08 18:05:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • lol, at Crusaders no doubt (Reece Edwards coaching).

    Last succesful Saders coach we had as Natal senior coach was Noel Olivier. Excellent club record (Crusaders went from 2nd division to 1st division & dominated for years)but woeful as Natal coach…. remember our shambolic ’94 season?

  • Comment 36, posted at 17.02.08 18:06:14 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Thanks q. I had just ALMOST managed to forget 94!

  • Comment 37, posted at 17.02.08 18:08:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • I agree with you, KSA. Would be quite happy to see Muir still coaching us at 60. Maybe he’ll be back after he’s been spat out by the SARU system

  • Comment 38, posted at 17.02.08 18:16:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • KSA, my one worry with mac was that he had absolutely no succession plan after 1999.

  • Comment 39, posted at 17.02.08 18:42:17 by hellbent Reply

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  • no HB, Hugh Reece WAS the sucession plan. He was one of Mac’s assistant coaches & took over post ’99.

    Unfortunately that succession plan was a pretty unsuccessful plan…

  • Comment 40, posted at 17.02.08 18:46:18 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Le Requinny – my problem is that Hugh should have been in charge for the 1999 CC to prepare himself for being head honcho in the S12 in 2000. Mac stayed on and Reece as his assistant, only to be thrown in the deepend for the s12 and he bombed. He was also mates with the players, which for me will never work. You have to distance yourself, even if you are a good bloke like Muir.

    We lost Jouba, King Henry and Teich. Who were being groomed at the time?

  • Comment 41, posted at 17.02.08 18:54:09 by hellbent Reply

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  • OK, off to watch Carte Blanche – they’re showing a BBC interview with Jacob Zuma as well as questioning youths if killing people is what Madiba spent 27 years in jail to achieve. Should be good.

    Cheers all!

  • Comment 42, posted at 17.02.08 19:03:13 by hellbent Reply

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  • Enjoy it, hb!

  • Comment 43, posted at 18.02.08 00:33:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • http://www.mnet.co.za/Mnet/Shows/carteblanche/story.asp?Id=3455

    There’s the carte blanch transcript for any expats… sigh!

  • Comment 44, posted at 18.02.08 07:51:57 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • I’m in far too good a mood to go and read that!

  • Comment 45, posted at 18.02.08 09:30:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • Lol Robbo… I proof read it for you… needless to say I’ll be in a good mood when the Cheetahs pip the Force, the Lions fluke the upset of the season and the Bulls surprise us all by squeaking a win over Sader’s and softening them up for us in the process… and of course we get the 5 point win over the Stormers… :lol:

    I don’t ask for much!

  • Comment 46, posted at 18.02.08 10:17:25 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Lions have the Blues, no? They COULD do it… ;)

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