Johannesburg – Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has been sacked following two poor seasons as coach.
Coetzee has recently been vocal of SARU and rugby officials accusing them of setting him out to fail. The 54 year old is now the first Springbok coach to be sacked whilst still being under contract since Rudolf Straeuli in 2003.
Coetzee’s win record was only 44%, winning 11 out of 25 test matches during his term from 2016 to 2017. SA rugby has said that both parties had reach argument to part ways with immediate effect. CEO of SA Rugby Jurie Roux has commented on the announcement, ” First and foremost we had to assess what is in the best interests of the Springboks‚ we’d like to thank Allister for his passion and dedication to the Springbok cause and wish him every success in his next role.”
Coetzee has said his leaving his position with a heavy heart, “I have always held Springbok rugby dear to my heart and will continue to do so and for that reason I think now is the time the team and me strike out in new directions. I wish Springbok rugby every success in the future – as I have always done.”
It is widely expected that Department of SA Rugby Rassie Erasmus to step in for Coetzee until a national team is confirmed.
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