Heyneke Meyer

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South Africa appoint Allister Coetzee
Former assistant Allister Coetzee takes on the role of head coach of the South Africa rugby union side.
Apr 12, 10:55
Head coach Heyneke Meyer looks on during a South African Springboks training session at Hale School on September 2, 2014
Heyneke Meyer steps down as South Africa head coach
Heyneke Meyer steps down as South Africa head coach following a three-year spell.
Dec 3, 09:20
Head coach Heyneke Meyer looks on during a South African Springboks training session at Hale School on September 2, 2014
Heyneke Meyer pays tribute to retiring South Africa players
Springboks head coach Heyneke Meyer heaps praise upon South Africa's old guard as a number of them call time on their international careers following the World Cup.
Oct 31, 02:58
Head coach Heyneke Meyer looks on during a South African Springboks training session at Hale School on September 2, 2014
Heyneke Meyer predicts "invincible" South Africa team in coming years
South Africa head coach Heyneke Meyer tells Sports Mole that the new crop of Springbok players could forge an "invincible" team in the coming years.
Oct 31, 01:38
Victor Matfield of South Africa wins the line out ball during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Bronze Final match between South Africa and Argentina at the Olympic Stadium on October 30, 2015
Live Commentary: South Africa 24-13 Argentina - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of South Africa's 24-13 victory over Argentina, as the Springboks secured third place at the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 30, 18:59
Willie le Roux of South AfricaWillie le Roux of South Africa during the 2nd test match between South Africa and Wales at Mbombela Stadium on June 21, 2014
Willie le Roux: "Defence wins World Cups"
Willie le Roux admits that South Africa paid for their two defensive lapses in the World Cup semi-final defeat to New Zealand.
Oct 24, 19:31
Head coach Heyneke Meyer looks on during a South African Springboks training session at Hale School on September 2, 2014
Heyneke Meyer dodges questions on future
Heyneke Meyer refuses to comment on his future as South Africa coach after the World Cup semi-final defeat to New Zealand.
Oct 24, 18:52
Beauden Barrett of the New Zealand All Blacks celebrates aftrer he scores the second New Zealand try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Semi Final match between South Africa and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium on October 24, 2015
Live Commentary: South Africa 18-20 New Zealand - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of New Zealand's narrow 20-18 victory over South Africa, as they made it 13 wins in a row at the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 24, 15:00
South Africa's flanker Schalk Burger (L) celebrates after scoring a try with South Africa's lock Eben Etzebeth during a Pool B match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between South Africa and Scotland at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England
Heyneke Meyer hails "amazing" Schalk Burger
South Africa head coach Heyneke Meyer describes Schalk Burger as an "amazing human being" for the way that he has battled back since contracting bacterial meningitis.
Oct 21, 22:23
The South Africa team celebrates the try of Fourie Du Preez of South Africa during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between South Africa and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on October 17, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Interview: South Africa lock Pieter-Steph du Toit
South Africa's Pierre-Steph du Toit talks to Sports Mole about the win over Wales, the importance of captain Fourie du Preez and the semi-final against New Zealand.
Oct 17, 23:59
The South Africa team celebrates the try of Fourie Du Preez of South Africa during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between South Africa and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on October 17, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
South Africa head coach Heyneke Meyer hails "tactical genius" Fourie Du Preez
South Africa head coach Heyneke Meyer hails Fourie du Preez as a "tactical genius" after he scored the winning try in South Africa's quarter-final defeat of Wales.
Oct 17, 22:20
Fourie Du Preez of South Africa is congratulated by Bryan Habana of South Africa for scoring the winning try as Captain Sam Warburton of Wales looks dejected during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between South Africa and Wales at Twickenham
Heyneke Meyer: 'Semi-final against Wales could have gone either way'
South Africa head coach Heyneke Meyer tells Sports Mole that his side's World Cup quarter-final victory over Wales "could have gone either way".
Oct 17, 20:11
Head coach Heyneke Meyer looks on during a South African Springboks training session at Hale School on September 2, 2014
Heyneke Meyer unconcerned by semi-final opponents
South Africa head coach Heyneke Meyer tells Sports Mole that he does not care which one of France or New Zealand his side will meet in the semi-finals.
Oct 17, 20:02
Fourie Du Preez of South Africa is congratulated by Bryan Habana of South Africa for scoring the winning try as Captain Sam Warburton of Wales looks dejected during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between South Africa and Wales at Twickenham
Result: South Africa strike late to down Wales and book place in semi-finals
South Africa score a try with just five minutes remaining to book their spot in the Rugby World Cup semi-finals at the expense of Wales.
Oct 17, 17:54
The South Africa team celebrates the try of Fourie Du Preez of South Africa during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between South Africa and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on October 17, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Live Commentary: South Africa 23-19 Wales - as it happened
Relive all the action from the Rugby World Cup quarter-final between South Africa and Wales as the Springboks secured their place in the semi-finals of the competition.
Oct 17, 14:59
South Africa's wing Bryan Habana waves before a Pool B match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between South Africa and Japan at the Brighton community stadium in Brighton, south east England on September 19, 2015
Live Commentary: South Africa 64-0 USA - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of South Africa's 64-0 thrashing of the USA at the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 7, 16:15
South Africa's flanker Schalk Burger (L) celebrates after scoring a try with South Africa's lock Eben Etzebeth during a Pool B match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between South Africa and Scotland at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England
Half-Time Report: South Africa open up healthy lead over Scotland
Schalk Burger and JP Pietersen score first-half tries as South Africa open up an 17-point lead over Scotland in their Rugby World Cup Pool B contest in Newcastle.
Oct 3, 17:35
South Africa's wing JP Pietersen (2L) celebrates with South Africa's centre Jesse Kriel (L) after scoring during a Pool B match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between South Africa and Scotland at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on O
Live Commentary: South Africa 34-16 Scotland - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of South Africa's 34-16 win over Scotland at the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 3, 16:30
Captain Jean de Villiers of South Africa looks onduring the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour match between Wales and South Africa at Millennium Stadium on November 29, 2014
South Africa captain Jean de Villiers out of Rugby World Cup with fractured jaw
South Africa captain Jean de Villiers is ruled out of the remainder of the Rugby World Cup with a fractured jaw, with Jan Serfontein taking his place.
Sep 27, 16:43
South Africa's wing JP Pietersen (C) celebrates with South Africa's fly half Handre Pollard after scoring his second try during the Pool B match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between South Africa and Samoa at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England, on Se
Live Commentary: South Africa 46-6 Samoa - as it happened
Recap Sports Mole's live coverage of the physical Pool B match between South Africa and Samoa as a JP Pietersen hat-trick helped the Africans see off the Pacific Islanders.
Sep 26, 16:29
Stuart Hogg of Scotland during the Incoming Tour match between South Africa and Scotland at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on June 28, 2014
Stuart Hogg: 'We will be ready for South Africa'
Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg tells Sports Mole that his side will be "ready" for South Africa when they face each other in the Rugby World Cup.
Sep 23, 19:16
Captain Jean de Villiers of South Africa looks onduring the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour match between Wales and South Africa at Millennium Stadium on November 29, 2014
South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer: 'Picking Jean de Villiers a difficult decision'
Heyneke Meyer reveals that sticking by captain Jean de Villiers for the Springboks' second World Cup match was "one of the most difficult decisions" of his life.
Sep 23, 12:36
South Africa's wing Bryan Habana waves before a Pool B match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between South Africa and Japan at the Brighton community stadium in Brighton, south east England on September 19, 2015
Bryan Habana: 'South Africa have to make big statement'
South Africa's all-time record try-scorer Bryan Habana says that the Springboks have to make a "big statement" against Samoa in Saturday's Rugby World Cup clash.
Sep 23, 11:55
South Africa's hooker Adriaan Strauss runs through to score a try during a Pool B match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between South Africa and Japan at the Brighton community stadium in Brighton, south east England on September 19, 2015
Heyneke Meyer makes eight South Africa changes for Samoa showdown
Heyneke Meyer rings the changes for South Africa's second Pool B fixture against Samoa after they were humbled by Japan in their Rugby World Cup opener.
Sep 23, 10:21
Ayumu Goromaru of Japan celebrates scoring his team's second try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Japan at the Brighton Community Stadium on September 19, 2015
Result: Late Japan try stuns South Africa
A late try from Karne Hesketh gives Japan a 34-32 victory over South Africa, after the Springboks had been reduced to 14-men when Coenraad Oosthuizen received a yellow.
Sep 19, 18:50
Ayumu Goromaru of Japan celebrates scoring his team's second try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Japan at the Brighton Community Stadium on September 19, 2015
Live Commentary: South Africa 32-34 Japan - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's coverage of Japan's shock win over South Africa in their opening match at the Rugby World Cup.
Sep 19, 16:16
Captain Jean de Villiers of South Africa looks onduring the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour match between Wales and South Africa at Millennium Stadium on November 29, 2014
Jean de Villiers returns to South Africa side for Japan game
South Africa captain Jean de Villiers returns to the side for Saturday's World Cup opener with Japan.
Sep 16, 17:54
Scotland head coach Vern Cotter during the International match between Scotland and Argentina at Murrayfield Stadium on November 8, 2014
Rugby World Cup - Pool B preview
Sports Mole takes a closer look at the five countries that will battle it out in Pool B of the upcoming Rugby World Cup.
Sep 16, 12:30
Eben Etzebeth of South Africa on July 25, 2015
Eben Etzebeth a doubt for South Africa opener
South Africa team doctor Craig Roberts insists that lock Eben Etzebeth is the only injury doubt for the Springboks' opening match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Sep 14, 14:05
Cobus Reinach of South Africa celebrates after scoring his team's second try of the game during the QBE Intenational match between England and South Africa on November 15, 2014
Oregan Hoskins dismisses accusations of racism
South African Rugby Union president Oregan Hoskins dismisses suggestions that the Springboks have favoured white players for their World Cup squad.
Sep 10, 17:35
Head coach Heyneke Meyer looks on during a South African Springboks training session at Hale School on September 2, 2014
Heyneke Meyer defends squad selection
Heyneke Meyer believes that the inclusion of veterans short of game time could be crucial to South Africa's chances of winning the World Cup.
Sep 9, 15:10
Fourie du Preez poses for a photo during the South African national rugby team photocall session on May 31, 2014
Rugby World Cup - Injury doubts
Sports Mole looks at some of the players facing fitness battles ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Sep 9, 10:59
Morne Steyn of South Africa scores a try during the Tri Nations match between South Africa and the All Blacks at the Absa Stadium on August 1, 2009
Heyneke Meyer unveils World Cup team, Marcell Coetzee, Cornal Hendricks miss out
South Africa head coach Heyneke Meyer names his Rugby World Cup 31-man squad, with regulars in recent years Marcell Coetzee and Cornal Hendricks missing out.
Aug 29, 08:09
Head coach Heyneke Meyer looks on during a South African Springboks training session at Hale School on September 2, 2014
Result: South Africa back to winning ways against Argentina
South Africa avenge last week's loss to Argentina by recording a 26-12 victory in Buenos Aires.
Aug 15, 22:28
Head coach Heyneke Meyer looks on during a South African Springboks training session at Hale School on September 2, 2014
South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer "totally committed" to transformation
South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer insists that he is "totally committed to transformation" following reported concerns over the national team's racial diversity.
Aug 12, 12:08
Head coach Heyneke Meyer looks on during a South African Springboks training session at Hale School on September 2, 2014
Three sporting figures in the spotlight this weekend
Sports Mole singles out three sporting figures who will be in the spotlight this weekend.
Jul 25, 10:56
Argentina's Los Pumas' wing Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino runs through a tackle by South Africa's Springboks' hooker Bismarck du Plessis during the Rugby Championship second round match at Padre Ernesto Martearena stadium in Salta, some 1580 km northwest of Bu
Heyneke Meyer calls up eight uncapped players for South Africa
South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer names 49 players in his preliminary Rugby Championship squad, including eight uncapped players and injured captain Jean de Villiers.
Jun 27, 15:35
The All Blacks perform the Haka during the QBE International match between England and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium on November 8, 2014
Top five contenders for 2015 Rugby World Cup
With less than 150 days to go until the Rugby World Cup gets underway, Sports Mole looks at the five leading contenders to go all the way.
Apr 22, 11:58
Captain Jean de Villiers of South Africa looks onduring the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour match between Wales and South Africa at Millennium Stadium on November 29, 2014
South Africa captain Jean de Villiers dislocates knee in loss to Wales
South Africa captain Jean de Villiers dislocates his knee during the their Autumn Internationals defeat to Wales at the Millennium Stadium and is a World Cup doubt.
Nov 30, 10:11
Paul Burke takes practice before a game with Bath on December 1, 2012
Paul Burke leaves Leicester Tigers coaching role
Leicester Tigers backs coach Paul Burke leaves his role at Welford Road with immediate effect.
Oct 28, 18:28



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