Richard Ferguson

Meyer looking for assistants

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content, Springboks on 6 Feb 2012 at 07:54
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The Rapport newspaper has reported that SARU and new Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer will meet with Rassie Erasmus this week to discuss his role within the Springbok national team setup.

It is believed that original rumours that Rassie himself denied are true, and that he will be the Springboks’ full time technical analyst. He will be meeting with SARU to discuss his contract.

In further news, it seems as though Sevens coach Paul Treu will be groomed to take over the reigns from Meyer, as he too will be involved in the setup. This will not take him away from his duties as Sevens coach, as the plan still remains for Treu to take the Sevens to the Olympics in 2016.

Meyer is also trying to land his former Bulls assistants roles within the national setup as well. John McFarland (Defence coach), Bazil Carzis (Conditioning coach) and Johann van Graan (Forwards coach) are all rumoured to be approached to assist Meyer, but SARU aren’t all that keen to pay the Bulls more money, after they had to splash out on buying Meyer from his Bulls contract.

Others who have already been identified as potential consultants within the national setup are Victor Matfield (Lineouts) and Louis Koen (Kicking).


  • Meyer was quite addiment on the radio the other day that he would like Rassie in his team. We will now just have to wait and see where he will slot in. I think the two of them will work well together.

  • Comment 1, posted at 06.02.12 09:00:06 by Viking Reply
  • I cannot see how Treu can take an active role on the boks while still taking the sevens to the olimpics. 2016 is a far way off and the boks will want a new coach by then after the 2015 WC.

    I also cannot see the Bulls letting go easily of more staff from the franchise. Meyer was a big blow and should he be making offers to some of the bulls guys it will piss Barend van Graan off so much Meyer will never be able to set foot in loftus again.

  • Comment 2, posted at 06.02.12 09:04:13 by Viking Reply
  • @Viking (Comment 2) : On the other hand, being pissed off at Meyer and then rehiring him seems to be the Bulls way. 😀

  • Comment 3, posted at 06.02.12 09:16:20 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Im getting an uneasy feeling about the Blou Bokke.

  • Comment 4, posted at 06.02.12 09:37:01 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 4) :

    😈 😀

  • Comment 5, posted at 06.02.12 10:18:42 by wpw Reply
  • Could be good for us come CC season.

    Bulls will go in with a vodacom cup squad so they should face promotion / relegation soon. 😈

  • Comment 6, posted at 06.02.12 10:38:37 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 6) : Good to be positive! As long as Spies isn’t captain!!!

  • Comment 7, posted at 06.02.12 10:50:31 by Die Kriek Reply

  • Lets see how the story unfolds – don’t think the BBRU plan on letting so much change take place. Too much at stake for them… Too much happening at Loftus to lose so many key members of management.

    Percy must remain kicking coach – far more respected than Louis Koen.
    Rassie can come on board.
    Victor should not be employed full time, but most probably will turn his back on his new commitments and follow his good friend Meyer to The Boks.
    There needs to be a more balanced management team than a Bulls defacto…

    We wait…

  • Comment 8, posted at 06.02.12 11:32:13 by DarkDestroyer Reply

  • Weird thing is the [email protected]Viking (Comment 2) : All you hear all year long is” maak die bulle amabokke” and now they are crying…

  • Comment 9, posted at 06.02.12 14:37:27 by Uli Reply
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  • Rassie’s role should be that of operating the indicators, brake and headlights on the bus. It’s something he’s good at.

  • Comment 10, posted at 06.02.12 16:14:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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