Springboks

All-Stormers trio to take Bok reins?

Cape Town - The official appointment of the next Springbok coach has reportedly been delayed and will now only be made next week.

According to reports in South African media on Thursday, Allister Coetzee is set to take over the coaching reins from Heyneke Meyer who stepped down late last year.

However, Coetzee, who currently coaches Japan’s Kobe Steelers is, according to reports, trying to convince the South African Rugby Union (SARU) to allow him to select his own management team.

It is understood that Coetzee is negotiating to have Robbie Fleck and Matt Proudfoot to be part of his backroom staff. The duo were also Coetzee’s assistants during his stint as Stormers' head coach.

Fleck is now the Stormers' interim Super Rugby coach for 2016, while Proudfoot followed Coetzee to Japan.

SA Rugby was initially going to name the new Springbok coach following their Annual General Meeting which will be held on Friday, April 1 in Cape Town.

Other matters of urgency on the AGM's agenda reportedly include a discussion about the events leading to the provisional liquidation of the Kings,  the absence of a sponsor for the Currie Cup and the ongoing battle between SA Rugby president Oregan Hoskins and CEO Jurie Roux.

Roux faces charges related to the alleged misappropriation of funds at Stellenbosch University.

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