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Meyer not chasing Umaga’s Job


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 15 Apr 2008 at 13:08
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Tana Umaga’s immediate coaching future at French club side Toulon looks secure despite his 10-day ban for entering the field of play and abusing a match official.

Umaga was slapped with the ban over the weekend, one of 12 Pro D2 suspensions handed out by French rugby authorities.

Neil Reid reports for Xtra Sport that the former All Black captain’s indiscretion saw some question his future at the cashed-up French club.

That included the theory that former Bulls coach Heyneke Meyer, who guided the franchise to last year’s Super 14 crown, was being ear-marked as Umaga’s replacement.

But Meyer has confirmed his immediate future was in his native South Africa, and in the business and not coaching arena.

He accepted a role with USN Sport Supplements after missing out on the Springbok coaching job.

“I have to make it clear, I am very happy at USN,” he said.

“I have a vision for the company and I am not the type of person that gets out halfway through the process.”

Three of the suspensions handed out in France followed positive drugs tests for cannabis use.

The other nine followed wild fights in clashes between Toulon and Paul and Agen and Mont-de-Marsan.

Toulon’s Mafileo Kefu was sidelined for 60 days following the use of his knee.

Former All Black prop Saimone Taumoepeau and Toulon team-mate Philip Fitzgerald were banned for 30 days each.

Umaga entered the field in a bid to quell the on-field violence.

But when told to leave the field, he refused before having words with the referee.



5 Comments

  • “I have to make it clear, I am very happy at USN,” he said.

    “I have a vision for the company and I am not the type of person that gets out halfway through the process.”

    Those two line just add weight to me theory that the Meyer Joins WP stories are rubbish.

    He will help rassie with some advice here and there but nothing more IMO.

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.04.08 13:10:33 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply
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  • Former All Black prop Saimone Taumoepeau

    Huh? Never heard of this guy

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.04.08 14:38:03 by robdylan (LTOFT) Reply
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  • Comment 1 of 2, posted at 15.04.08 13:10:33 by KSA Shark

    But thats all he said was going to happen

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.04.08 16:07:56 by Clayton Reply
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  • If you look around there are a few articles that say he is moving to CT etc.

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.04.08 16:45:29 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply

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  • Scheme some ouens are just getting ahead of themselves,the original article said he would be advising Rassie on few matters and assisting on implementing certain structures but never went as far to as saying he would be in CT full time.

    That would be loads of fun though, Oom Heyneke,the Meyer of Cape Town :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.04.08 16:52:36 by Clayton Reply
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