Allister Coetzee has been appointed the new Springbok coach, and will lead the national team until the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
EWN Sport reporter Marc Lewis says the announcement does not come as much of a surprise to the local rugby fraternity.
Coetzee has been the head coach of the Stormers and Western Province in the past, and returns to South African rugby for the Springbok role after coaching the Kobe Kobelco Steelers in Japan.
According to Lewis, South African Rugby Union (Saru) withheld the announcement due to contractual commitment's that Coetzee had.
We have known that it's been Allister Coetzee for quite some time and Saru kept his name under wraps for the sake of the Kobe Kobelco Steelers club.— Marc Lewis, EWN Sport reporter
The 52-year-old says he plans to change the Springbok's style of play to involve less kicking, more physicality and ball in hand.
He says he wants the style of South African rugby to be bold and exciting.— Marc Lewis, EWN Sport reporter
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