Saru to tackle coach issue after RWC

Saru’s Executive Council will begin discussions around the Springbok coaching and management team for the 2012 season at the conclusion of the World Cup.

The contracts of all of the national team’s coaching, medical and logistical staff expire at the end of 2011. Saru CEO Jurie Roux said the formal review of the 2011 season and the process of making appointments for 2012 will only be concluded towards the end of the year.

‘The appointment of the Springbok coaches and management team are easily amongst the most important decisions we must take as an organisation. The next steps we take in that process will be in the very best interests of the Springbok team.

‘We are aware that there is great public interest in the matter but supporters will understand that we have many factors to consider before any further announcements,’ said Roux.

Roux explained that the Exco appointed the head coach, dependent on ratification by the Saru General Council.