Springboks boss responds to speculation he could be sacked

Allister Coetzee has laughed off suggestions that his future as Springbok coach is in doubt and that he will move to a Japanese club at the end of the year. 

“I’m going to Japan. Definitely. I will be there in 2019!” revealed the Boks chief before breaking out into a laugh.


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Clearly Coetzee is confident that he will continue to coach the Boks for the next two seasons and take them to the World Cup in Japan.

“I honestly don’t know where these rumours started. I’d like to know the source. It’s just unfortunate.

“I have a contract with SA Rugby until 2019 and my sole focus and mandate is to focus on this Test against Wales,’ he added.


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“There will be a review after the tour, just like there is a review after the Rugby Championship, and just like there is a review after the incoming tour in June.

“That’s the process. Nothing new. Nothing innovative. It’s the same thing.”

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