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With the current DHL Stormers coach, Allister Coetzee already having confirmed his departure to Japan at the end of 2015 and with Demetri Catrakilis already having signed for Jake White’s Montpellier, the rumour mill is starting to get into full gear regarding replacements for these vital Stormers positions.

Current Hurricanes forwards coach and former Sharks head coach, John Plumtree is touted to be a favourite for the Stormers head coach position.

Johan Goosen, 2nd choice flyhalf at Racing Metro, has also been linked to a move to Cape Town, to join DHL Western Province.

 

John Plumtree:

Former Sharks coach John Plumtree is being linked with a move to coach the DHL Stormers in next year’s Super Rugby competition.

Plumtree is currently the assistant coach of Super Rugby log-leaders, the Hurricanes, but the New Zealander has been in connection with Western Province Director of Rugby, Gert Smal, about a possible move to Cape Town.

Allister Coetzee, the current Stormers coach, will leave the team after this year’s competition to take charge of the Kobe Kobelco Steelers in Japan.

Plumtree, 49, coached the Sharks between 2008 and 2013 before being shown the door when John Smit took over as CEO of the coastal franchise.

Other names mentioned to possibly succeed Coetzee as Stormers coach include former All Black and Golden Lions coach John Mitchell, Springbok forwards coach Johan van Graan, Junior Springbok coach Dawie Theron and former Wallaby mentor Ewen McKenzie.

 

Johan Goosen:

Springbok flyhalf Johan Goosen is being linked with a move to Western Province and the Stormers.

The 22-year-old currently plays for French club Racing Metro, but he is not the No 1 flyhalf there and has also been utilised at fullback by the Parisian club.

Goosen has in recent times fallen behind Handré Pollard and Pat Lambie in the flyhalf pecking order at the Springboks and a move to the Cape could reinvigorate his career.

Should Western Province be successful in their attempts to lure the former Cheetahs pivot, he would be a welcome addition to their squad, especially with Demetri Catrakilis leaving for Montpellier in France after the completion of this year’s Currie Cup competition.

Catrakilis’s back-up, Kurt Coleman, is struggling to impose himself, while the other flyhalves at the union – Robert du Preez, Ernst Stapelberg, Jean-Luc du Plessis and Brandon Thomson – are still inexperienced.

 

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19 Responses to Super Rugby: Stormers – John Plumtree linked to head coach job, Johan Goosen might be signed

  • 1

    Wow this is incredible news for stormers supporters, Plum must be one of the better “available” coaches in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • 2

    I will be very happy if we can get Plum, will be a great signing.

    And Goosen as well, will be wonderful seeing him and Jano Vermaak together as the 9/10 axis

  • 3

    @ nortie:
    Goosen to understudy Coleman?
    Amazed

  • 4

    @ BrumbiesBoy:
    That would be something

  • 5

    BrumbiesBoy wrote:

    @ nortie:
    Goosen to understudy Coleman?

    If AC had to stay on it might just have been the case.

    Nearly any other coach will send Coleman to follow a course in Pressure – or Stress- management and, if he passes, to pay his dues as understudy of the Boland or SWD XV flyhalf.

    btw… I rate AC as a coach, he did for example very well this year with a team that was written off before the season started, it is just his misguided loyalty to certain players through the years that is a bit hard to swallow…. I refer to Coleman, Peter Grant, Dewald Duvenhage, Poolman and a few others.

  • 6

    robzim wrote:

    BrumbiesBoy wrote:
    @ nortie:
    Goosen to understudy Coleman?

    If AC had to stay on it might just have been the case.
    Nearly any other coach will send Coleman to follow a course in Pressure – or Stress- management and, if he passes, to pay his dues as understudy of the Boland or SWD XV flyhalf.
    btw… I rate AC as a coach, he did for example very well this year with a team that was written off before the season started, it is just his misguided loyalty to certain players through the years that is a bit hard to swallow…. I refer to Coleman, Peter Grant, Dewald Duvenhage, Poolman and a few others.

    Deon Fourie at 2

  • 7

    Having had the privilege of talking to AC on a few occasions I can attest that he knows his players and the game on a level that is amazing to listen to.

    His success is testimony to that and the fact that he hasn’t managed to win a SR shouldn’t detract from what he has achieved over the past years.

    He will leave behind large shoes to fill, but fill them we must.

  • 8

    robzim wrote:

    Nearly any other coach will send Coleman to follow a course in Pressure – or Stress- management and, if he passes, to pay his dues as understudy of the Boland or SWD XV flyhalf.

    A new coach like Plum will have a hard time dropping Coleman for a white flyhalf

    Do you recall what happened when AC wanted to bring in Taute from the Lions?

    The Cape Flats faction demanded a coloured player too and they had to bring Jantjies in at great expense

    I would like to see a coach a

  • 9

    Victoriabok wrote:

    robzim wrote:
    Nearly any other coach will send Coleman to follow a course in Pressure – or Stress- management and, if he passes, to pay his dues as understudy of the Boland or SWD XV flyhalf.

    A new coach like Plum will have a hard time dropping Coleman for a white flyhalf
    Do you recall what happened when AC wanted to bring in Taute from the Lions?
    The Cape Flats faction demanded a coloured player too and they had to bring Jantjies in at great expense
    I would like to see a coach a

    We should find out what Earl Rose is up to.

  • 10

    @ Victoriabok:

    > I would like to see a coach a

    Should read:

    I would like to see a new coach try if AC couldn’t

  • 11

    @ Stormersboy:

    Earl the Pearl

    Wat van Bolla?

  • 12

    Stormersboy wrote:

    Victoriabok wrote:

    robzim wrote:
    Nearly any other coach will send Coleman to follow a course in Pressure – or Stress- management and, if he passes, to pay his dues as understudy of the Boland or SWD XV flyhalf.

    A new coach like Plum will have a hard time dropping Coleman for a white flyhalf
    Do you recall what happened when AC wanted to bring in Taute from the Lions?
    The Cape Flats faction demanded a coloured player too and they had to bring Jantjies in at great expense
    I would like to see a coach a

    We should find out what Earl Rose is up to.

    Busy opening up more drive throughs at fish & chips shops?

  • 13

    @ nortie:

    :razz:

    Moer snaaks

  • 14

    Stormersboy wrote:

    We should find out what Earl Rose is up to.

    What about Hilton Lobberts?

  • 15

    @ Victoriabok:
    Ja what the hell, in for a penny….

    :lol:

  • 16

    Stormersboy wrote:

    @ Victoriabok:
    Ja what the hell, in for a penny….

    The Bulls still have Victor playing

    They’re all probably younger than Vic

  • 17

    Stormersboy wrote:

    Having had the privilege of talking to AC on a few occasions I can attest that he knows his players and the game on a level that is amazing to listen to.
    His success is testimony to that and the fact that he hasn’t managed to win a SR shouldn’t detract from what he has achieved over the past years.
    He will leave behind large shoes to fill, but fill them we must.

    good post SB

  • 18

    Stormersboy wrote:

    He will leave behind large shoes to fill, but fill them we must.

    Plum is a good experienced coach

    With all the players added to the team, Plum might win it next year

    He’ll be like Frans, winning trophies with AC’s team

    Unlike Frans he knows what he’s doing

  • 19

    Victoriabok wrote:

    Stormersboy wrote:
    He will leave behind large shoes to fill, but fill them we must.
    Plum is a good experienced coach
    With all the players added to the team, Plum might win it next year
    He’ll be like Frans, winning trophies with AC’s team
    Unlike Frans he knows what he’s doing

    If he can take us that extra mile then so be it, unfortunately though I think our squad will be much weaker next year.

    We will be missing:

    Kitshoff
    Koch (he hasn’t signed yet but I hope he does)
    Rhodes
    Kolisi
    Vermeulen
    Burger (probably but not yet official)
    Katrikilus
    Pat Howard (good squad cover)

    We need to make a few acquisitions in the forwards dept if we are to keep the momentum going:

    We need to sign Vincent Koch at almost any price. He is the best TH in the country by a mile.
    We need a good LH to replace Kitsoff who has really come into his own this year.
    Based on the expected departures the first team loose forward combo is likely to look like this:

    Carr
    Elstadt
    Notshe

    with no cover to speak of

    We need to convince Schalk Burger to give it another season and sign another player like Tecklenburg, Coetzee, or even a twilight player like Minnie for a season or 2.

    If we don’t cover those holes up we will go back to being the “light 5” again.

    I’m sure Gert Smal knows this. I hope.


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