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Muir leads Meyer in Lions race


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Lions on 16 Oct 2009 at 21:44
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Springbok assistant coach Dick Muir is set to beat Super 14-winning former Bulls coach Heyneke Meyer in the race for the position as Golden Lions Director of Rugby.

The Golden Lions Rugby Union on Friday declined to confirm or deny the rumours that Muir had already been appointed, but a source close to the GLRU executive told rugby365 that Muir has been offered the position.

If appointed, Muir will coach the Lions in the Super 14 next year.

Western Province coach Allister Coetzee, despite denying that his name was in the hat, was one of eight ‘world class’ CVs that landed on GLRU CEO Manie Reyneke’s desk.

The Lions boss earlier this week said they should be able to reveal the name of the Director of Rugby, who will double as the Super 14 coach, by the weekend.

“I am busy working through the applications and we want to make an appointment by the weekend,” Reyneke told rugby365.

Reyneke, on Friday, spent the afternoon interviewing candidates.

Last week Reyneke told rugby365 that he has “eight world class CVs” on his desk – including from New Zealand, Australia and England.

And Jake White’s winning Ways company may also continue their association with the union.

However, Reyneke has refused to confirm or deny any of the names speculated about.

If Muir accepts the offer to coach the Lions, he will be in the same boat as Bok forwards coach Gary Gold – who assists the Stormers in the Super 14.

Article courtesy of Rugby 365.



12 Comments

  • I Would be keen to see who eventually gets this spot.

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.10.09 21:47:56 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • so – it looks like it’s going to be Muir. I had a well-connected source who told me it would be, but the Meyer stories just seemed to be so much more believable.

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.10.09 22:21:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • If Dick Muir and Jake White can’t help this team turn around next year nothing will.

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.10.09 00:23:23 by mbayshark Reply
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  • @mbayshark (Comment 3) : i think Jake will go. I don’t see Muir playing second fiddle to him

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.10.09 08:42:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • I got an sms from the Ceo to say this is all speculation and that the websites that reported this doesn’t know what’s going on…LOL!

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.10.09 09:03:21 by walter van Lions World Reply

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  • @walter van Lions World (Comment 5) : ha ha… so is he just covering his ass, or not?

    Look, a guy I know who is “connected” in the same way that your mates Et and Fish are “connected” told me that he’d heard that Muir was on the verge of signing a few days ago already. But other sources have assured me it will be Meyer.

    The left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing, if you ask me :)

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.10.09 09:22:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • why would muir 2 years from world cup like to coach lions?

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.10.09 10:26:04 by rekinek (the battle has begun...) Reply
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  • @rekinek (the battle has begun…) (Comment 7) :

    He would only be involved with the S14, Feb to May.

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.10.09 10:31:46 by walter van Lions World Reply

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  • @walter van Lions World (Comment 8) : i gathered. but i also heard gary gold (when he was busy with Stormers S14 earlier this year) saying that this is still very hectic combining the two and he would not do it again. so i’m just surprised.

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.10.09 10:50:34 by rekinek (the battle has begun...) Reply
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  • So its now official.
    Congrats to Dick Muir and to all Lion supporters, I truely believe you will be seeing a Lions team of a different nature now and dont be surprised if there are players wanting to move to the Lions just to be coached by DM. And who knows, maybe some wont be as eager to leave now either.

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.10.09 13:17:25 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 10) :

    I agree!

    Seems JW’s winning ways have not been renewed..

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.10.09 13:29:31 by GI Ice (Now its WAR!) Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Now its WAR!) (Comment 11) : Really, Im surprised, but I think its the righy decission. I wouldnt be surprised if it was’nt a condition that DM had for him taking the job.

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.10.09 13:44:26 by Salmonoid Reply
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