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Bok Assistants to be announced today

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Uncategorized on 18 Mar 2008 at 06:54
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Dick Muir (backline) and Dawie Theron (forwards) are reportedly the front-runners to be as appointed Peter de Villiers’s assistant Bok coaches.

Sharks coach Dick Muir, waiting to hear whether he will be charged for insulting a refereeing official, will know on Tuesday whether he has been appointed as one of new Springbok coach Peter de Villiers’ assistant coaches.

SAPA reports that Prof Jannie Ferreira, president of the Golden Lions Rugby Union and the man entrusted to lead the process for the appointment of the assistant coaches, said on Monday that the appointments will go ahead on Tuesday, despite the fact that De Villiers’ contract with SA Rugby has not been finalised yet.

“The appointment of the assistant coaches is totally separate from the contract of Peter (de Villiers’),” he said. “The delay in finalising Peter’s contract will not hold up the appointment of the assistant coaches.

“In fact, we hope to finalise the appointments tomorrow (Tuesday),” Ferreira said on Monday.

De Villiers sits on the panel that appoints the assistant coaches.

Muir, it is learnt, is the front-runner for the position as backline coach – and it looks as if former Springbok prop Dawie Theron, who is the forward coach of the Cheetahs and the head coach of Griquas, is favourite to take over from Gert Small as the forward coach. The name of Gary Gold of the Stormers is also mentioned as a possible assistant to De Villiers.


  • Dick must just make sure they have the contract finalised before he says yes. 😉

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.03.08 06:55:41 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • will be sad to see dick leave the sharks, but what can you do. john plumtree is a more than adequate replacement, with good continuity, can’t do worse than the last kiwi coach we had.

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.03.08 07:03:20 by knersboy Reply
  • At least Muir will finish the season whether he get’s appointed or not.

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.03.08 07:10:57 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Is Dawie Theron a world class coach?

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.03.08 08:28:54 by bryce_in_oz Reply
  • I don’t know much about him at all.

    I am sure his CV will be around for everyone to see in a day or so if he is appointed.

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.03.08 08:34:18 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • This worries me, why is the coach not selecting his preferred choices?

    Why is an administrator making this kind of decision, i mean its safe to assume that PDV has had some input, but surely this is the coaches prerogative?

    SARU strike me as being unsatisfied with being incompetent and wish to underline the point at every possible opportunity.

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.03.08 08:53:17 by Sauce Reply
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  • Sauce – it’s like the blind leading the blind. It can only lead to disaster – too many chefs and all that!

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.03.08 08:54:57 by Nessa Reply

  • andre markgraaff is behind dawie theron appointment.
    if this happens is a very weak and bad choice.

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.03.08 08:55:45 by HO Reply

  • Better than Theo Oosthuizen at least!

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.03.08 08:57:32 by robdylan Reply
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