This from timeslive.co.za:
Allister Coetzee is set to be named as the 13th post-isolation Springbok coach on April 1, just nine weeks before the team’s first assignment of 2016, giving him hardly any time to prepare.
After months of wrangling at the South African Rugby Union (Saru), the issue of the Bok coach will finally come to a head at its next general council gathering, scheduled for that date.
Normally, at this time of year, the Bok coach would have attended several Six Nations matches to have a close look at June’s opposition (in this case Ireland) and also held several one-on-one conversations and interactions with players he deems vital to his vision.
Formal meetings with players about their shortcomings and what the national coach is looking for them to improve or persist with would be the norm. None of that is currently happening and none will for another three weeks at least.
Saru’s employees have been distracted over the past two months due to constant media scrutiny of chief executive Jurie Roux over alleged financial irregularities when he was chairman of the Maties Rugby Club from 2002-2010. He is awaiting a court date to defend a R37-million civil action against him.
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