In this week’s podcast, Tank and Zels sit down with Worcester Warriors defence consultant Omar Mouneimne to talk about the quality of coaching in South Africa, and the pending French invasion.
Talking about the number of SA’s top coaches who are no longer coaching in the country, Mouneimne said, “All of these guys have got different aspects that they coach at a high level, for example there’s Rassie Erasmus, a technical guru and he’s relentless in his approach… a guy like Nick Mallett is an expert on leadership, building team culture… Alan Solomons on administration, how to do weekly schedules and tie up the drills to the minute so that everything is organised. But in South Africa, if you’re very agreeable then you’ll be in the coaching circle, if you’re not, you won’t.
“If you want to beat a team like the All Blacks, you have to get [coaches] who can’t stand the All Blacks. But unfortunately, [in SA] the more obsessed you are, the more intense you are, the more you’re perceived as trouble.”
On what the Springboks can expect from Les Bleus in June: “France love to keep the ball in hand and they’ve got great ruck speed. Their weakness is that they’ve usually got the lowest kicking metres. But if you don’t keep your concentration, they can cut you to pieces.”
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