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Johann van Graan set to be appointed at Bath

  • Premiership club Bath are set to appoint South Africa assistant coach Johann van Graan in a coaching role
  • Van Graan has previously worked alongside ex-Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer
  • Meyer left his South Africa post after the 2015 World Cup
Rumours that Heneke Meyer will succeed Mike Ford at Bath are gathering pace after the BBC broke the news that his ex-assistant Johann van Graan is set to joining the blue, black and whites in a coaching role.

A double swoop for van Graan and Heyneke Meyer, who is available and was van Graan’s boss at South Africa during the Rugby World Cup, would make sense.

But if van Graan does take on an interim role it may be an indication that the number-one head coach or director of rugby target is currently unavailable.

Meyer left his South Africa post after the 2015 World Cup and is yet to find a new club while Van Graan had retained a role with the national side.

Following Ford’s departure on Monday, Bath said a “further announcement” was expected in due course.

However, they have yet to comment further on the situation.

 More to follow.