Wednesday 21 March 2018

WATCH - Allister Coetzee loses the plot when asked about links between his assistant Johann van Graan and Munster

South Africa head coach Allister Coetzee
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South Africa head coach Allister Coetzee reacted angrily to questions on Munster being heavily linked with a move for his assistant boss Johann van Graan.

Speaking after the Springboks 27-27 draw with Australia in Bloemfontein yesterday, Coetzee was asked about reports in Ireland that Van Graan was about to replace Rassie Erasmus, who is returning to South Africa to take up a new role as Director of Rugby at SA Rugby,  at Thomond Park.

"Have you seen his contract? Has he signed anything? How can it be official?" a visibly irritated Coetzee said.

"Has SA Rugby said something? There is nothing official."

Coetzee then said that he didn't want to discuss the uncertainty surrounding his assistant.

"I don't want to talk about Johann van Graan," he said.

"I think what we need to talk about is the next game and this game that has just been completed tonight.

"Johann van Graan has got no signed contract (with Munster). He's a contracted assistant coach to SA Rugby and those are the facts."

Erasmus is remaining at Munster until his successor is found.

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