This week SA Rugby took the unpopular step of sacking scrum coach and “official beer keg bringer” to the afterparty, Os Du Randt. Rumours doing the rounds are that they are saving up serious cash to be able to drop big dollars on “advisors” in the run up to the World Cup this year. I would have thought winning two world cup medals would put Os in the pound seats as an expert for the World Cup campaign, but once again SA Rugby baffle the mind.
So this leaves them with two options:
- Take the money saved from sacking Os Du Randt, replace him with the Sweet Valley Primary School under 11s assistant coach, and line the pocket of SA Rugby administers (a tempting option), or
- Go for the foreign option and hire one of rotating Kiwi/Oz “pros”. Eddie Jones anyone?
A bigger problem for the squad than who will be bringing the kegs is that on big nights out after test matches Ricky Januarie used to be able to rely on standing next Os in order to look slim. Who will be wingman to Ricky now?