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Media speculation on future of Springbok assistant coaches

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks on 30 Nov 2010 at 15:12
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The South African Rugby Union (SARU) has noted with concern the persistent media reports relating to the future of the Springbok assistant coaches.

Andy Marinos, the SARU manager for National teams said these media reports, the latest in a series of allegations regarding the future of members of the Springbok management, are all untrue.

β€œIt is not the policy of SARU to react to rumours and allegations, but the persistent and irresponsible media reporting on the future of the Springbok assistant coaches the past few days have compelled us to put the record straight.

β€œThese rumours are unfounded, unsubstantiated and factually incorrect. SARU President, Regan Hoskins has already stated there are no plans to form a technical committee and that this item is not on the agenda of our Executive Council meeting on Thursday,” said Marinos.

SARU will not comment any further on the matter.

SARU Communications


  • Interesting stuff..

  • Comment 1, posted at 30.11.10 15:14:53 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 1) : really? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 30.11.10 15:31:03 by robdylan Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 2) :

    Does not seem so..

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.11.10 15:32:47 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 3) : well – it’s a slow day, news-wise, that’s for sure.

    This is quite an interesting step, though… why go to so much trouble to deny something like this? Smacks a bit of someone like Andy C losing his rag a bit…

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.11.10 15:42:03 by robdylan Reply
  • The SA media tends to beome a bunch of liars… πŸ™„

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.11.10 15:42:55 by Charlie Reply
  • Me thinks he doth protest too much…

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.11.10 15:50:27 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) :

    Where sis this all originate though. There were too many sources all aying the same thing, about the committee and so on, and then to now suddenly deny it..

    I’m not so sure..

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.11.10 15:55:54 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Why would SARU change anything? The tour was a success. The springboks laid down a marker for the world cup, they only lost to Scotland and unearthed some great new performers for next year, like Deon Stegmann. Why change a winning formula?

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.11.10 15:56:13 by Pablo Dinero Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 6) : ja, that’s what methinketh also

  • Comment 9, posted at 30.11.10 15:58:20 by robdylan Reply
  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 7) : JJ Harmse wrote a story in Rapport on Sunday – that was where the “technical committee” idea was first mooted.

  • Comment 10, posted at 30.11.10 15:59:13 by robdylan Reply
  • Also, the team scored more tries than they conceded on this tour with Willem Alberts scoring more tries than the entire backline combined. Morne Steyn proved once and for all that he can kick. Often. Jean de Villiers proved that in this day and age of specialization, backs can now choose to be attacking players or defensive players, but not both. Frans Steyn… well, see Jean de Villiers except tubbier, while Pdivvy settled the fact that South Africas failure in the trinations was due to them trying to play a different style of rugby (ie. kick and chase) from the traditional strengths of SA rugby (ie kick and chase). So thats all cleared up then.

  • Comment 11, posted at 30.11.10 16:00:51 by Pablo Dinero Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) :

    So it comes from one Dutchman that most probably translated somethng wrong for the Republic of Pretoria, and thus the rumours?!

  • Comment 12, posted at 30.11.10 16:02:14 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 12) : ooops πŸ™‚

  • Comment 13, posted at 30.11.10 16:10:08 by robdylan Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 13) :

    Very big oops.. Typical Afrikaner error..

  • Comment 14, posted at 30.11.10 16:12:46 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 14) : you’re looking for kak πŸ™‚

  • Comment 15, posted at 30.11.10 16:30:11 by robdylan Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 15) :

    Shall stop right now.. Over and out

  • Comment 16, posted at 30.11.10 16:35:15 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Pablo and Rich, you guys are funny. πŸ˜†

  • Comment 17, posted at 30.11.10 16:45:39 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 16) : he he… no, by all means carry on… so long as you’re prepared to see out the war! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 30.11.10 16:46:37 by robdylan Reply
  • Its quiete – whens this war going to begin?

  • Comment 19, posted at 30.11.10 17:04:15 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Richard Ferguson (sounds like a soutie Pommie surname)
    How dare you make fun of ‘my people’?? πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 20, posted at 30.11.10 17:47:05 by wpw Reply
  • @Salmonoid (Comment 19) : look like the Scottish Dutchman picked the wrong day to have his battle!

  • Comment 21, posted at 30.11.10 17:55:50 by robdylan Reply
  • Does anyone actually think Stegmann was any good, I must have been getting a drink from the fridge at that point?

  • Comment 22, posted at 30.11.10 21:30:59 by Nhumrod Reply
  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 11) : That was a really funny read. Enjoy your style! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 23, posted at 30.11.10 21:54:31 by vanmartin Reply
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  • btw for those that dont know

    sharks(FS) andries strauss now a bok :mrgreen:

  • Comment 24, posted at 30.11.10 21:55:39 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 14) : πŸ™„

    @robdylan (Comment 15) : you think?

    The thing is we should all know by now that SARU’s word is the only one we should believe. What a standup bunch they are!

  • Comment 25, posted at 01.12.10 10:22:52 by Farlington Reply
  • We definitely need an injection of new blood in the management setup. Watching the Boks play the Blue Bulls up and under tactics shows a need for change.

  • Comment 26, posted at 01.12.10 10:33:53 by dawj Reply

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