ALLISTER COETZEE has reportedly turned down an offer to join the Springboks coaching staff by signing a three-year contract extension with the Stormers.
Coetzee was backline mentor when the Jake White-coached South Africa won the 2007 Rugby World Cup and it was thought new Boks coach Heyneke Meyer wanted him on his coaching staff.
However, Western Province Rugby confirmed that Coetzee and his backroom staff – assistant coaches Robbie Fleck and Matthew Proudfoot and highly-rated defence coach Jacques Nienaber – have been given three-year contract extensions.
“As a management team, we were all eager to reaffirm our commitment to WP and hopefully this puts this matter to bed,” says Coetzee in reference to speculation linking him to a Springbok position.
The Stormers, who were beaten semifinalists last year, open their Super Rugby campaign against the Hurricanes in Cape Town on Saturday.« Back to Articles
With the series level, expect both teams to put it all on the line as they seek to win the deciding test in Sydney on Saturday night.