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Would the NZ public/teams welcome a South African coach in any of their teams ?

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I was wondering about this, since NZ and RSA have such an intense rivalry.
Also, South African coaches tend to coach differently than NZ coaches, and not sure if NZ teams would be able to accept a totally different coaching method?
Also, in recent memory i have not seen any South African coaches in NZ, but there have been in a few in Australia.
 

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I would hope they'd do what's best for their team and hire the most qualified candidate available. Winning should be the top priority!
 
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I think this is where SA and NZ have been the most "traditional" in sticking to their core rugby philosophies. The Coaches.

In SA's history, we've only had I think 3 New Zealanders coaching SA teams, Laurie Mains, John Mitchell and John Plumtree. And all 3 of them were living in SA for quite a long time.

But if I look at the current crop of SA coaches, there isn't really a lot of guys putting their hands up to be the kind of caliber to coach a NZ team. I think Johan Ackerman, Jake White, Johan van Graan and Franco Smith are the only guys who might do a good job in NZ, but these guys are already getting the big bucks where they are coaching now.

I think it's more than just coaching though, it's about culture, structures, language barriers and a whole bunch of other things too.

Maybe an assistant coach? but I can't see any of our guys becoming a head coach any time soon in NZ.
 
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i would accept jakeWhite at the canes
 

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on that face of it i wouldn't have a problem...practically i think it would be hard though

NPC coaches often come out of the local club scene (if theyre not a big name ex player or something) and super coaches are now often scene as a development for the AB's job...and that is very unlikely to be a non kiwi
 
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