It seems that the National Coach announcement scheduled to take place this Friday afternoon has been finalised before it has even started, with a fresh press release coming from within the Blue Bulls Rugby Company.
According to this press release, SARU had informed the Blue Bulls Board of their intention of appointing Heyneke Meyer as National Coach. This lead to the Blue Bulls Board reiterating their position in that Meyer is under a four year contract with the Blue Bulls and is expected to lead the Blue Bulls Company for this period.
Should Meyer accept the appointment of National Coach, he will have to inform the Blue Bulls company of this decision and resign from his current post as the Executive of Rugby.
The statement went further in saying that the Board will be disappointed to lose Meyer to the National setup, but that they have faith in the coaching ability and current structured in place, under supervision of Frans Ludeke.
It seems as though it has been decided which of Gert Smal or Heyneke Meyer the job will be offered to, it now comes down to which of the two will actually accept the position. This does beg the question as to what exactly the SARU executives are going to discuss for two days before making this announcement?Tweet