Springboks

Coetzee to learn his fate 'next week'

Allister Coetzee (Gallo Images)
Allister Coetzee (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Springbok coach Allister Coetzee will know his fate next week, according to a statement from SA Rugby. 

Coetzee, who won just 4 of his first 12 Tests in charge of the Boks in 2016, has been under fire since the end of last year with his future hanging in the balance. 

There have been conflicting reports, with the latest suggesting that Coetzee will be kept on until June at the least, when the Boks take on France in three Tests. 

SA Rugby would not comment on those rumours, but they did say on Thursday that a decision on Coetzee's future would be announced "towards the end of next week". 

President Mark Alexander said that the coaching review report-back had been received by the Executive Council and a number of decisions had been taken.

"We have reviewed all aspects of 2016’s performance," he said.

"We have spoken to the players as well as the coach and critically reviewed the season.

"We have decided on a number of actions to make what we believe will be significant changes and will announce those as soon as possible.

"However, I would ask our supporters to have a little more patience and understand that certain conversations need to take place before formal announcements can be made."

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