Allister Coetzee set to be axed from South Africa role in December

Allister Coetzee had a disappointing outing with the Springboks
Allister Coetzee had a disappointing outing with the Springboks
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South Africa head coach Allister Coetzee is set to be sacked from his role in the coming weeks according to a report.

The news comes after South Africa succumbed to another humiliating 38-3 defeat to Ireland in their opening game of November Tests in Dublin last weekend. It was also their worst ever defeat against Ireland.

In September, the Springboks suffered another massive backlash against New Zealand losing their Rugby Championship encounter 0-57, even though they showed a lot of character against the same opposition later that month when they were edged out 24-25.

According to the Sunday Times, South Africa Rugby president Mark Alexander had heated exchange with Coetzee following the Sunday's debacle and the board will meet early in December to terminate the 54-year-old's contract.

Under Coetzee, South Africa managed just nine wins out of the 22 Tests and in the process also suffered worst ever year in the history of Springboks where they managed just four victories in 12 games.

Also, they succumbed to first ever defeat to Ireland at home while also losing to Argentina for the first time in an away game apart from losing to Italy for the first time as well.

South Africa will take on France and Italy in their remaining fixtures of the November Tests.

 

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