Outgoing Western Province director of rugby Gert Smal says he is eager to get back into coaching when he joins Japanese club Toyota Verblitz later this year.
Gert Smal has been earmarked to take over from Jake White as head coach of Toyota Verblitz.
Toyota Verblitz have announced the signing of fullback Willie le Roux, and the appointment of Gert Smal as the new forwards coach for the 2019-20 season.
Gert Smal is set to vacate his position as Western Province director of rugby three months before his contract ends.
WP Rugby has informed its players that it is not planning to replace director of rugby Gert Smal with either Paul Treu or Peter de Villiers.
Gert Smal will reportedly join Jake White’s coaching staff at the Toyota Verblitz later this year.
Stormers players met with WP Rugby officials on Monday to discuss the coaching controversy involving Paul Treu.
Stormers assistant coach Paul Treu reportedly stormed out of a season review meeting this week.