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Coetzee won’t be on Bok coach Meyer’s staff

Stormers’ coach Allister Coetzee has not been approached by Heyneke Meyer to form part of the Springbok coaching team the former Springboks Assistant coach has revealed.

Speaking after his team’s training session in Cape Town, Coetzee denied media reports that he had spoken to Meyer about taking a job as assistant coach.

Former Bulls and Leicester Tigers coach Meyer has been tipped to succeed Peter de Villiers when the new national coach is named – most likely on Friday.

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“Heyneke never approached me,” Coetzee said.

“We last chatted about two weeks ago, but we did not speak about Springbok-related matters.”

Coetzee confirmed last week that he was not on the SA Rugby Union’s shortlist for the Bok head coach’s job.

The shortlist has reportedly been whittled down to two names – Meyer, the Blue Bulls’ senior professional coach, and Ireland forwards coach Gert Smal.

The Afrikaans newspaper, Rapport, reported on Sunday that Meyer was the favourite for the position and that he had met with Saru CEO Jurie Roux in Pretoria last week.

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