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New Bok coach

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SARU finally announced Jake White’s successor today – Pieter De Villiers edged out favourite Heyneke Meyer. Apparently he was chosen at least in part to show South African Rugby’s commitment to “transformation”; De Villiers is coloured, which qualifies him as “previously disadvantaged” in South Africa’s political lingua franca.

It’s tough on Meyer who has a Super 14 and a couple of Currie Cup Final wins under his belt. Then again De Villiers’s coaching background bears some resemblance to that of Jake White so perhaps it will prove to be a good appointment. I fear for De Villiers though as he has such a hard act to follow. If the Springboks are unable to maintain the high standards that they set for themselves in the World Cup fingers will be pointed at the new coach, who will be seen as little more than a token.

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Written by macinjay

January 9, 2008 at 10:20 pm

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