Concerning times for Springbok Rugby, as Springbok supporters, today’s announcement by Adriaan Strauss took us by surprise. Although most South African fans would love to see him leave, what’s concerning is the fact that Allister Coetzee (AC) has “built” a team around someone who is/was leaving at the end of the year.
As coach, you would think that, he (AC) would create an environment and select a team where players won’t throw ninja bombs like the one by Adriaan Strauss. In the coming years, 2017, 2018 and 2019, players like Habana, Duane and Louw won’t make it to 2019 RWC and if AC doesn’t act now, he will be in trouble. AC needs to forget about trying to please the South African public by working too hard on winning.
The way things look right now, it doesn’t seem like AC has figured it all out. The next Bok skipper to take South Africa forward, would be Warren Whitely but rumour has it that, AC could pick his favourite Number 8, Duane Vermeulen.
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