Saru takes the next step to find Springbok coach

2011-12-02 13:25

The executive council of the SA Rugby Union (Saru) has called a special general meeting in January to ratify the appointment of the new Springbok coach.

Saru said today the meeting would take place in Cape Town on January 27.

The meeting was required by the federation’s constitution, which specified that the appointment of the Springbok coach had to be approved by the general council to become official.

The general council would receive a recommendation from the executive council, which would meet a day earlier, to finalise the selection process.

Saru said it would make no further comment on the appointment of a new Bok coach until an appointment was confirmed.

The contract of current coach Peter de Villiers ends this month, and while he has made himself available for the job again, Saru has not confirmed any other names on its shortlist for the post.

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