Bok fans to wait a bit longer for new coach

SA Rugby is now set to delay the naming of its new coach, initially hoped to be by 1 April.

SA Rugby have delayed the announcement of the new Boks coach.

CAPE TOWN - With the new Springbok coach to be rubberstamped tomorrow, the public are set to wait a little bit longer to find out who the man to replace Heyneke Meyer is.

It was initially hoped that SA Rugby would make the announcement at the start of the year following Meyer's decision to make himself unavailable as a candidate, but for a number of reasons that's not been possible.

SA Rugby is now set to delay the naming of its new coach, initially hoped to be by 1 April, as final details are thrashed out with the man tasked to take the team to the World Cup in 2019 and also mandated to play a key role in the body hitting its 50 percent transformation target for the Springboks.

Its executive council meets in Cape Town today where that particular decision is to be confirmed and will then present the 'preferred candidate's' name to the organisation's full sitting of its General Council tomorrow for approval.

With Allister Coetzee still the outstanding favourite for the post, it's not expected that President Oregan Hoskins will formally name Meyer's replacement tomorrow rather just say that they've secured their man.

Coetzee is currently contracted to the Kobe Steelers in Japan.