The Springboks will have a new coach in 2018 as Allister Coetzee’s term is reportedly close to an end.
According to Timeslive.co.za, the coach had a “heated exchange” with SA Rugby president Mark Alexander after South Africa slumped to a 38-3 reverse in Dublin, the biggest loss against Ireland in team history.
“SA Rugby’s executive committee is set to meet in early December where Coetzee’s contract will be terminated following two seasons of disastrous results,” the report claims.
Since Coetzee’s appointment at the beginning of 2016, the Springboks have won 9 of 22 Tests, suffering historic losses along the way.
South Africa are set to tackle France in Paris on Saturday. The Boks’ biggest loss against Les Bleus was a 30-10 defeat under Rudolf Streauli in 2002.