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SA Rugby And Springbok Coach Allister Coetzee Sacked

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 07 - Newly appointed Springbok coach Allister Coetzee during a portrait session at SA rugby offices in Plattekloof on April 07, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Carl Fourie/Gallo Images)

SA Rugby declared on Friday that it has reached a concurrence with Allister Coetzee to go separate ways with immediate effect.

The Rugby Department of SA Rugby will deal with the obligations of the Springbok coach, until the point that the national team’s coaching and administration bunch for 2018 is affirmed later this month.

Coetzee and SA Rugby agreed to terminate the relationship after a two-year association.

“First and foremost we had to assess what is in the best interests of the Springboks,” said Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby.

“We’d like to thank Allister for his passion and dedication to the Springbok cause and wish him every success in his next role.”

Allister Coetzee said: “I have always held Springbok rugby dear to my heart and will continue to do so and for that reason I think now is the time the team and me strike out in new directions. I wish Springbok rugby every success in the future – as I have always done.”

The confirmation of the Springbok management set-up is due to be completed before the end of February.

Written by Mathew

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