Nienaber named new coach of world champion Springboks

South Africa’s Siya Kolisi celebrates with the Webb Ellis trophy after winning the World Cup Final REUTERS/Matthew Childs

PRETORIA (Reuters) – Jacques Nienaber has been confirmed as the new head coach of World Cup winners the Springboks, South African Rugby confirmed on Friday.

Nienaber, 47, has been elevated from his role as defence coach and takes over from Rassie Erasmus, who reverts to his position of director of rugby but has said previously he will retain a “hands-on” approach to the team.

Reporting By Nick Said; Editing by Jon Boyle


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Publish date : 2020-01-24 13:09:34

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