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Assistant coaches will have to wait

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 26 Feb 2008 at 07:18
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The names of the Springbok team’s two assistant coaches will now be announced only at a later date.

The committee responsible for making the appointments has decided to postpone the announcement to enable candidates who are coaching Super 14 and Vodacom Cup teams to concentrate on their teams.

Pieter Jordaan writes in Volksblad that Jannie Ferreira, chairperson of the committee, said on Monday that the interviews with the six candidates, which had been scheduled for Tuesday, would take place later; possibly next week.

The psychometric tests that Dawie Theron, Gary Gold, Deon Davids, Dick Muir, Chester Williams and Dumisani Mhani have to undergo have also not been completed.

Theron, who coaches the Cheetahs forwards, reported for his tests in Johannesburg on Monday after being tied up last week when the team trained for the match against the Western Force.

Ferreira said Muir, chief coach of the Sharks, had not done his tests.

“We were hoping to have all the tests completed by now, but we want to interfere as little as possible with the coaches who are involved in the Super 14,” Ferreira said.

Gold, who coaches the Stormers’ forwards, is also involved at Super 14 level.


  • Never mind just the assistants… will we like the other top world teams be maintaining the services of Gerricke… do we have a world class attack coach, defensive coach, tech analyst, conditioning coach?

    Other than Dick on that list… the rest are palooka’s for a number one team in the world…

    Scott Johnson from Aus would be top of my list!

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.02.08 08:11:54 by bryce_in_oz Reply
  • Dear SARU

    Please please don’t disrupt the S14 coaches as you guys tried to disrupt JW on his end of year tour in 2006 by calling him back to SA in the middle of a tour OR as you tried to disrupt our RWC campaign by advertising the coaching position in the middle of the tournament and then making the closing date before the tournament is even finished?

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.02.08 08:28:18 by KSA Shark © Reply
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