26 Jan 2012

Meyer to be offered South Africa coaching job

11:07 am on 26 January 2012

The Blue Bulls executive in charge of rugby Heyneke Meyer is set to be offered Springboks coaching job.

The Bulls however, say they're not happy to release Meyer from his four-year contract with them.

The South African Rugby Union says discussions had been held with Meyer but that no decision has yet been made.

Their recommendation has to be ratified by a special general meeting of SARU.

The new Springbok coach, succeeding Peter de Villiers, will be announced on Saturday after the special general meeting.

The 44-year-old Meyer coached the Leicester Tigers in 2008 before returning to the Bulls in a director of rugby type position.

He previously coached the Bulls to four Currie Cup titles and their maiden Super 14 crown between 2002 and 2007.