Former Bok assistant coach Allister Coetzee will be the new head coach of the Stormers in 2010, taking over from Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus.
Coetzee, who led the WP Currie Cup side to their first semi-final in three years this season, will assume control for the day-to-day coaching of the regional side, while Erasmus will continue with various ill-defined and woolly “strategic” goals, mostly involving scouring the fleshpots of Fiji for fresh “talent”. If you’re thinking that this looks and smells like a demotion for the former Free State supremo, then we’re definitely on the same page.
Coetzee’s Currie Cup assistants, Robbie Fleck and Matthew Proudfoot, will continue as backline and forward coaches respectively. Last year’s Stormers forwards coach, Gary Gold, will seemingly be set loose to concentrate on his Bok job and based on the state of the Springbok pack, some focus would appear to be well necessary. It’s quite interesting that just as one Bok assistant coach is scaling back on external commitments, the other (Dick Muir) is just about to pick up a whole new set, having been appointed Director of Rugby for the Golden Lions.
One wonders how much longer Muir’s involvement with the Boks will continue…Tweet