Kings forwards coach Barend Pieterse will join Allister Coetzee’s backroom staff at the Canon Eagles.
President Mark Alexander says there are no hard feelings between SA Rugby and former Bok coach Allister Coetzee. Coetzee reportedly accepted a settlement agreement of R1.8-million from SA Rugby to vacate his position as Springbok coach last week, but not before sending a scathing email in which he blamed his former bosses for his failed tenure in charge of the… Read more →
Allister Coetzee walked away with at least R1.8-million after being sacked as Springbok coach.
The Springboks’ chances at the 2019 World Cup will hinge on the changes made to the South African rugby system this season, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers says he warned Allister Coetzee that SA Rugby was setting him up for failure.
SA Rugby has reached an agreement with Allister Coetzee to part ways with immediate effect. The news was confirmed on Friday, with the rugby department of SA Rugby now set to manage the responsibilities of the Bok coach until the coaching and management group for 2018 is confirmed later in February. During Allister Coetzee’s tenure, the Boks managed just 11… Read more →
Rassie Erasmus insists that any uncertainty over the Springbok coaching structures will not affect his role as South Africa’s new director of rugby, writes CRAIG LEWIS. There has been an understanding for some time now that the national coaching setup is in line for a shake-up, with the Boks’ loss to Wales in their final Test last year leaving Allister… Read more →
Springbok coach Allister Coetzee says SA Rugby’s director of rugby Rassie Erasmus is ‘less competent’ than him. Coetzee made the statement in a letter addressed to SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux, which was leaked to the media over the weekend. In it, Coetzee claimed he was offered a ‘ceremonial role’ as Bok coach for 2018, and would have to report to… Read more →
Allister Coetzee says he was offered a ‘ceremonial’ role as Springbok coach in 2018, which would have meant the ‘indignity’ of reporting to Rassie Erasmus. This is revealed in a letter sent from Coetzee to SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux via his legal representatives. SA Rugby has confirmed the authenticity of the letter to TimesLIVE, which is in possession of it…. Read more →
There is apparently a complete ‘breach of trust’ between Allister Coetzee and members of the SA Rugby executive following a sequence of fiery emails. According to Die Burger rugby writer Stephen Nell, Coetzee presented a stern response this past week as he continues to defend his position as Bok coach after a two-year spell that has yielded just 11 wins from… Read more →