Coetzee rejects coaching SOS claim


Allister Coetzee has firmly rejected reports that he requested additional staff to boost his South Africa coaching pool.

The Springboks have lost four of the seven matches played since Coetzee took charge, leading to some early pressure on the 53-year-old's shoulders.

It was rumoured that he had asked the South African Rugby Union (SARU) for further assistant coaches to be drafted in, but Coetzee rubbished those suggestions.

He told a media conference on Monday: "What SOS have I sent?

"That's something you guys have created. I don't read the papers, so I don't know what you're talking about.

"I'm happy with what we've got right here at the moment in terms of coaches. If I had a problem with my coaches I would let them know and I would let SA Rugby [SARU] know."

Coetzee's men welcome Australia to Pretoria in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.