Springbok rugby coach developments...

DanDango

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The vaunted Samoan physicality alone will probably be too much for them to handle.

Huge step up moving from the European second/third tier to facing bone-rattlers from the Pacific.
German player are big and physical. The biggest asset for Samoan is the high tempo they play at. Combine physicality with high tempo makes them dangerous.
 

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basics??
Basics doesn't cut it in the modern game.........and it's all business baby
Lol. If I wanted to see businesses opperate I'll go and walk in the mall or drive around in some industrial area.
This is why support for rugby is down and attendance at games is shît.
 

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Though I agree that nepotism is rampant in SA on all levels, Graeme Joffe has a obsession with 'SA Sports Mafia'. The only point that I will be concerned about is the IT outsourcing contract. Stick being brought back, uhm, it is obvious. I don't like Jurie Roux, never did, and I would like to see Rassie replace him down the line someday.
 

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https://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/coetzee-to-get-japan-job-despite-explosive-letter-20180305

Coetzee to get Japan job despite explosive letter

Cape Town - It is believed that Allister Coetzee’s explosive letter to the SA Rugby top brass almost cost him his job in Japan.

In January, Coetzee sent a 19-page document via his legal representatives to SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux in a bid to show that almost all of the problems during his two-year tenure were due to external factors.

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When it became clear that Coetzee would lose his job as Springbok coach, he was linked with the head coaching role at Japanese club Canon Eagles.

According to Netwerk24, Coetzee will be named head coach of the Canon Eagles in April, but his letter to SA Rugby almost put a spanner in the works.

The Afrikaans website is reporting that the Japanese club was “uncomfortable” after he sent the explosive letter to SA Rugby.

It is believed that Coetzee had to fly to Tokyo to “save” his job at the Canon Eagles.

Coetzee previously coached the Kobelco Steelers in Japan before becoming Springbok coach in 2016.
I don’t know why the Canon Eagles want Coetzee. Coetzee had an unimpressive stint with the Kobelco Steelers.

EDIT: I am wrong, he took the Kobelco Steelers to 4th on the ladder. It is the pre-season which were unimpressive.
 
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Fulcrum29

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Has that full letter surfaced yet, or is the media restricted to quoting bits of it?
That depends whether it was an open-letter to SARU and or whether there may now be legalities. Canon is involved with RWC 2019, so they will see it as a complication. As I have it, Canon is still undecisive on the matter.

Maybe they will tell him, Coetzee, to commit Sudoku ;)
 

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https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports...d-lead-top-leagues-canon-eagles/#.WqMq0maQ0Us

Allister Coetzee hired to lead Top League’s Canon Eagles

Allister Coetzee will take over as head coach of Canon Eagles, the Japan Top League side announced Friday.

The 54-year-old South African ran Kobe Kobelco Steelers during the 2015-2016 season before taking over as head coach of the Springboks in early 2016. Coetzee was relieved of his Springbok duties in February after having gone 11-12 with two draws in 25 tests.

According to Jake White, a former Springbok boss who took over the Top League’s Toyota Verblitz, South Africa Rugby Union management’s failure to adequately support many of its national team coaches was a principle cause of Coetzee’s poor results.
I wish him the best.
 
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