Richard Ferguson

Mallett’s Italian reign comes to an end


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content on 19 Jan 2011 at 10:29
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Jacques Brunel will replace Nick Mallet as coach of the Italian team after the World Cup in New Zealand at the end of the year, when Mallet’s contract ends.

Brunel was Bernard Laporte’s assistant coach for seven years with the French team that twice made the semi finals of the World Cup. He has since been at Perpignan where he guided the team to champions in 2009 and losing finalists in 2010.

Nick Mallet’s future is yet to be decided as the former South African and Stade Francais coach will surely be a wanted man.



57 Comments

  • Come back Nick!! There will probably be a Bok post available after the WC as well :twisted:

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.01.11 10:33:14 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Nick Mallett, Stormers Coach – melikes!

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.01.11 10:34:49 by molly Reply
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  • Ill take nick. Have my season ticket for the shark tank this year so I’m not worried about ticket prices anymore

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.01.11 10:35:14 by Jeremiser Reply
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  • @Jeremiser (Comment 3) : funny :)

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.01.11 10:54:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • I’ll have him as the Bok coach and get rid of PDV :twisted:

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.01.11 10:55:07 by SharkyTaylor Reply

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  • @SharkyTaylor (Comment 5) : I’d rather have allister coetzee or rassie take the job!

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.01.11 11:06:33 by Ben Reply
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  • Please,nooo nick mallet as bok coach.

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.01.11 11:43:46 by bergshark Reply

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  • Not even as an asstistant.

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.01.11 11:44:58 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 7) : He still hold the record for winning the most test on the trot of any Springbok coach. He won’t let the players coach that I can assure you!

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.01.11 11:52:34 by Pokkel Reply
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  • We got quite a choice for Bok coach next year.

    Alister Coetzee
    Brendan Venter
    Heyneke Meyer
    Nick Mallet
    John Plum ( I don’t want him to go, but he might apply)
    John Mitchell
    That Stormers defense coach (can’t remember his name)

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.01.11 12:04:16 by Mocho Reply

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  • Mallet will never coach the Boks again. He is too opinionated!!

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.01.11 12:06:58 by wpw Reply
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  • @Mocho (Comment 10) : Don’t think plum will apply for bok job the sharks are more succesfull! :)

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.01.11 12:09:34 by Ben Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 11) : And P Divvy isn’t :shock:

  • Comment 13, posted at 19.01.11 12:11:05 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Kitch won 14 tests and a wc , zero losses.
    Mallet’s reign as bok coach started after the boks had comprehensively beaten the aus @loftus under carel dup..
    Nick mallet also coached the boks to a 29-O drubbing by the abs in 1999..
    And we all know of the effect it had on the bok team when he dropped g teichman.

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.01.11 12:12:42 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 13) :

    Um, please tell me what your point is!! :roll:

  • Comment 15, posted at 19.01.11 12:14:22 by wpw Reply
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  • John mitchell might apply for bok job if he wants to jump from one zoo to another one

  • Comment 16, posted at 19.01.11 12:17:07 by Ben Reply
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  • Oh wait,boks lost 28-0 and not 29-0 .. Let’s give the man some credit..

  • Comment 17, posted at 19.01.11 12:17:49 by bergshark Reply

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  • Heyneke For Bok Coach gets my vote…. :grin:

  • Comment 18, posted at 19.01.11 12:18:52 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 16) :

    Whats wrong with the Joburg Zoo ..?

    :twisted: ;-)

  • Comment 19, posted at 19.01.11 12:20:26 by CSB Aplon's Biggest Fan ! Reply

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  • Useless info but after Kitch Christie, John Mitchell is the 2nd most successful national coach of the pro era with an 84% winning record, also making him also the best national coach to ever get fired/let go by quite a considerable %.

  • Comment 20, posted at 19.01.11 12:20:45 by beet Reply
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  • Nick mallett will become wp coach when alistair is appointed boks coach next year… :shock: write that down… :cool:

  • Comment 21, posted at 19.01.11 12:21:57 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @CSB Aplon’s Biggest Fan ! (Comment 19) : you always have so much promise going there but when you get there all you see is some monkeys playing with their balls! :)

  • Comment 22, posted at 19.01.11 12:23:03 by Ben Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 20) : i still fee robbie deans should have got the nod for the AB`s post after the previous world cup. i`m going to bet a few bucks on the Aussies being a contender for world champs later this year…

  • Comment 23, posted at 19.01.11 12:24:28 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 22) :

    Massively underrated imho :mrgreen:

  • Comment 24, posted at 19.01.11 12:24:31 by CSB Aplon's Biggest Fan ! Reply

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  • @VanWilder (Comment 21) : Mallett was Director of Coaching at WP before. Didn’t they give him the chop?

  • Comment 25, posted at 19.01.11 12:26:50 by beet Reply
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  • @VanWilder (Comment 21) : Mental note made

  • Comment 26, posted at 19.01.11 12:28:41 by Ben Reply
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  • My choice would be Meyer as head coach , Plum as forward coach and Coetzee as backline coach. Then in true rugby tradition as the trend these days, Braam will be kicking coach (he is helping the Sharks specifically Lambie and JLP atm). Os as scrum coach, Vic Matfield as lineout coach. John Smit as team manager. And PDV as ball carrier. Oy ya Dick as Waterboy.

  • Comment 27, posted at 19.01.11 12:31:52 by Mocho Reply

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  • @VanWilder (Comment 23) : I think the same guys that supplanted their mate Henry in Mitchell’s position were still around when the 2007/8 decision to retain Henry was made. Henry is one of the best of all times in my opinion.
    Will be interesting to see who replaces him as AB coach. I’m sure h’ll step down this year RWC winner or not.

  • Comment 28, posted at 19.01.11 12:32:41 by beet Reply
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  • Rassie as technical coach, Jake White as Director. Earl Rose as caddie ( wasn’t it him who was the tiger woods of rugby?)

  • Comment 29, posted at 19.01.11 12:41:43 by Mocho Reply

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  • @VanWilder (Comment 21) :
    Im really, really hoping that Pdivvy becomes WP coach next year.

  • Comment 30, posted at 19.01.11 12:45:03 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Mallet to go and help Solomons at the Kings.

  • Comment 31, posted at 19.01.11 12:45:57 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Did Mallet achieve any success with Italy?

  • Comment 32, posted at 19.01.11 12:47:27 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 30) : :cool: that would be quite an appointment…. they would then have an international coach at their disposal. ;-) :roll:

  • Comment 33, posted at 19.01.11 12:48:16 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 6) :

    IF PdV gets removed then Heyneke Meyer will take over IMO.

    Mallet will be snapped up by the Kings.

  • Comment 34, posted at 19.01.11 12:49:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Mocho (Comment 29) : with PDiv as coach. would love to sit in in a few of their coaching staff meetings… :twisted:

  • Comment 35, posted at 19.01.11 12:50:15 by VanWilder Reply

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  • Ok maybe not Meyer. some doubts over him. His has been absent 4so long now.

  • Comment 36, posted at 19.01.11 12:51:25 by Mocho Reply

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  • @Mocho (Comment 10) :

    Braindead Venter??? heaven Help us if that happens.

  • Comment 37, posted at 19.01.11 12:51:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 34) : alistair was not named coach of the year for nothing…

  • Comment 38, posted at 19.01.11 12:52:43 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @KSA Shark: just send an arti to rob for approval.how long does it take to get a “yes” or “no”?

  • Comment 39, posted at 19.01.11 12:57:26 by bergshark Reply

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  • @CSB Aplon’s Biggest Fan ! (Comment 19) : It’s in Jhb. :razz:

  • Comment 40, posted at 19.01.11 12:57:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 20) : That is all VERY relative.

    I would say winning a RWC makes you more succesful and then getting fired…

  • Comment 41, posted at 19.01.11 13:00:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 37) : He was awarded coach of the year in something recently.

  • Comment 42, posted at 19.01.11 13:00:59 by Mocho Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 32) : I dont think anybody can achieve succeess with them…. :roll:

  • Comment 43, posted at 19.01.11 13:25:45 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 43) :
    True, but relative to what other coaches have previously done with Italy. Basically can his stint with Italy be viewed as a success or not – relatively speaking.

  • Comment 44, posted at 19.01.11 13:48:49 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 44) : Difficult question………. Relatively speaking, he tried a lot, brought in some okayish players, but never had the results.

  • Comment 45, posted at 19.01.11 14:12:39 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 45) :
    And he played a flank/eighthman (?) at flyhalf…..Pdivvy would have been strung up for that…or maybe not.

  • Comment 46, posted at 19.01.11 14:23:55 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 39) : either, myself, claytie or Rob can approve an article for you.

    usually done pretty quick if there are no problems.

  • Comment 47, posted at 19.01.11 14:43:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark: thanks for the info.

  • Comment 48, posted at 19.01.11 15:00:11 by bergshark Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 41) : I meant in terms of winning %. For sure if there was a RWC winning weighting added then guys like Sir Clive and Rod McQueen would overtake Mitchell.

  • Comment 49, posted at 19.01.11 15:08:50 by beet Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 34) : Is Solomons leaving the Kings? I don’t think they can afford both him and Mallett. I’m not even sure how the Kings are able to pay their players to be honest.

  • Comment 50, posted at 19.01.11 15:10:44 by beet Reply
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  • @beet: interesting question (re: how the kings are able to play their players).

  • Comment 51, posted at 19.01.11 15:48:56 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 46) : Only because he’d run out of fly-halfs through injury i think ?? :???:

  • Comment 52, posted at 19.01.11 15:49:21 by SharkyTaylor Reply

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  • @beet: interesting question (re: how the kings are able to pay their players).

  • Comment 53, posted at 19.01.11 15:49:37 by bergshark Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 50) :
    @bergshark (Comment 53) :
    Dont be surprised to find some self made :roll: mine magnate stepping in and bankrolling the Kings with endless amounts of cash. I can see it becoming quiete the thing to do – own a rugby team, a mine and black merc.

  • Comment 54, posted at 19.01.11 16:07:43 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 15) : I think his point is that PDivvy is opinionated. :|

    :twisted:

  • Comment 55, posted at 19.01.11 17:14:05 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 55) : could be, could be.

    Will have to think about that, think very deeply.

  • Comment 56, posted at 19.01.11 17:21:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 56) : 3 cheers for Rob very good very good! :)

  • Comment 57, posted at 19.01.11 23:30:19 by Ben Reply
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