JETTING OFF: Heyneke Meyer. CREDIT: Sourced
Former Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has joined the coaching staff of the Africa Pacific Dragons (APDs) for the World Club 10s in Mauritius this weekend.

Meyer will fill the role of technical advisor and Aussie scrumhalf Will Genia will be the backline coach. Meyer, in recent reports, has also been linked with English Premiership outfit Bath to succeed Mike Ford as head coach.

Genia said it would be a memorable experience lending his expertise to team in Mauritius.

The Aussie says: “It’s my first time in Mauritius, a place I’ve always wanted to come. I’m fortunate that rugby brings us to pretty special places so this happens to be one of them.

“The organisers were kind enough to invite me along and put me in touch with the APDs, so I’m really excited to be here and looking forward to it. It’s an amazing opportunity.”

Blues assistant coach Steve Jackson takes up the head coach position.

The world club 10s is an eight-team, 10-aside invitational tournament featuring leading professional clubs from around the world including the Sharks, Toulon and the Brumbies.