Boks say no to Pienaar

Moves to involve Francois Pienaar in the Springbok management were crushed by senior players, who said no to the 1995 World Cup-winning captain.

Rapport newspaper’s Rudolph Lake revealed in Sunday’s paper that consideration was given to Pienaar replacing Arthob Petersen as the new Bok manager. The name was presented to the squad but Lake writes that senior players did not welcome the suggestion. It was scrapped.

Naas Botha was also a name presented, but it seems to have also failed to excite the players.

Morne du Plessis declined any involvement because of business commitments.

The post will now be advertised.