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Why Meyer will help the Southern Kings

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Super 14 on 13 May 2009 at 06:48
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Successful former Bulls coach Heyneke Meyer is “willing” to help the Southern Kings franchise, but there is nothing formal on the table yet.

Meyer, in an exclusive interview with rugby365.com’s Jan De Koning, revealed that he has had some “discussions with SA Rugby bosses” about his involvement in the Eastern Cape region.

However, the 2007 Super 14-winning coach of the Bulls made it clear that he has not committed to the team in any form.

“I have said that, where I can help, I will help,” Meyer told rugby365, adding: “I would love to give something back [to rugby], but I have just started a new company that is involved in player management and coaching academies.

“Through this company we are busy training coaches and looking at players.

“We help the players in all aspects, not just rugby – aspects such as life skills, conditioning, dietary requirements, leadership skills .. all those aspects.

“I am going to be involved in rugby at various levels and where I can assist, I will assist. Not just in the Eastern Cape, in other regions as well.

“However, there is nothing formal or official on the table as far as the Eastern Cape is concerned.”

Meyer has also been linked to a coaching and/or advisory role for the launch of the Southern Kings franchise, when the coastal outfit plays the British and Irish Lions n Port Elizabeth on June 16.

He confirmed that there has been “a conversation”, but again nothing formal has been decided.

“Yes, I have had an informal discussion with SA Rugby and I am considering getting involved, but at this stage there is nothing formal on the table.

“There has been other levels and teams where I have helped coaches.

“As I said, I want to stay involved in rugby, but it is just a matter of how, when and where I will help out.”

Meyer, who returned to South Africa this year after a brief stint with Leicester Tigers in the English Premiership and European competitions, is one of two high-profile coaches that have been linked to the Southern Kings franchise.

The other is former Bok assistant and Stormers coach Alan Solomons.

He is being touted for a Director of Rugby role in the Eastern Cape.

Like Meyer, nothing has been formalised, with Solomons currently in Ireland on International Rugby Board duties. He is a consultant for the IRB’s High Performance initiative.


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  • Comment 1, posted at 13.05.09 08:06:12 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 1) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.05.09 08:25:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 1) :


  • Comment 3, posted at 13.05.09 08:29:52 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 1) : :lol:

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.05.09 08:29:53 by Charlie Reply

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  • AS time goes I am starting to get more and more respect for Meyer.

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.05.09 08:55:38 by Ollie Reply

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  • @Ollie (Comment 5) :
    Yes, but then he could be an astute business man who is looking at any way to get maximum exposure for his new venture.

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.05.09 09:18:57 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • In which academy is Meyer involved? The Murray Mexted one with Muir?

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.05.09 10:35:26 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 7) :

    Nope he has his own, gimme a sec and i’ll post the info.

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.05.09 10:43:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 7) :

    Here you go.


    It’s called Sport max

  • Comment 9, posted at 13.05.09 11:00:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Dankie Boet. For some reason I start to get excited about the Suid Konings.

    Saw now they include SWD, thats the important part if they wish to be successfull.

    SWD have some top schoolboy talent and won the Craven Week last year.

  • Comment 10, posted at 13.05.09 11:23:46 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • I see Solly is taking charge of them for the Lions Game

  • Comment 11, posted at 13.05.09 11:29:08 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 11) :

    Ahve they named a squad?

  • Comment 12, posted at 13.05.09 11:34:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 12) : No Just that Solly would be coach, the other coaches have been had up for corruption :shock: and they are talking about Solly as the director of coaching which to me is just another name for a cushy job, ask Mallet he took the Stormers to where they are today as the Director, apologies Molly I did not intend to bash the Stormers :lol:

  • Comment 13, posted at 13.05.09 11:40:25 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 13) :

    Ahhhhhhhhhhh Alan Solomons. I thought you were talking about Solly Tyibilika.

    :oops: :oops:

  • Comment 14, posted at 13.05.09 11:49:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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