Man with a plan

Golden Lions president Jannie Ferreira has been tasked with drawing up a strategic plan for South African rugby up until the 2015 World Cup.

According to Beeld newspaper, Saru has called for a plan to be drawn up as soon as possible – with Ferreira in charge – to serve as a guide for the next nine years.

“We should have started this process a long time ago”, Ferreira told rugby writer Liam de Carme.

“SA Rugby has asked me to drive a process through which we must draw up a strategic plan for the game. It must be an umbrella plan that will incorporate all aspects of the game.

“We hope to make much progress on Monday. We will meet for a whole day and have to report to the presidents’ council afterwards. We hope to get a lot done.”

Ferreira said he had assembled a team of experts with diverse expertise for the task.

“I have asked a team of 12 to get the process under way. There are coaches, technical people and analysts. People such as national coaches Peter Jooste and Ian McIntosh will be there.”

SuperSport analysts Owen Nkumane and Dan Retief will also be involved in the process.