South African Rugby has a new masterplan after the Coaching Indaba concluded in Cape Town yesterday.
And Saru revealed that the think-tank will be the first of many, as Springbok boss Allister Coetzee confirmed that Cheetahs coach
Franco Smith and Lions defence guru JP Ferreira will be helping out on the outgoing tour next month.
Following the two-day event that was led by former Bok Brendan Venter, a six-page blueprint will now be sent to the franchise coaches that will guide them and get the nation’s rugby on the same page.
The document, which will be circulated within the next 10 days, serves as an action plan and strategy for coaches on how to take rugby forward in the country.
Issues highlighted at the event were conditioning of players – which led to the next Indaba being set for December 12 for that specific purpose, while there will also be a brainstorm on how to stop players from going overseas in the future, among others.
Saru will make sure that the ideas that came out of the Indaba are implemented, with Coetzee explaining: “This is the start of something – it’s not complete or foolproof yet.
“The collaboration is the main thing
“SA Rugby will make sure that there is a monitoring system that will be available to every rugby franchise from next year.
“The various unions and franchises will just log data in it and it will make life
easier. We will also have a follow-up with the Super Rugby coaches before the start of the Super Rugby competition.”
According to interim Saru president Mark Alexander, the document will serve as “a common way to deliver rugby, how we deliver attack and defence”.
He adds: “What we’re putting in place is a methodology — the tactics of that
methodology will always be there, every union uses it differently in different