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Heyneke Meyer, Stade Francais part ways

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    Posted: 13-Nov-2019 at 7:56am
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Former Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has resigned from his position in charge of the French Top 14's bottom side Stade Francais, the club announced on Tuesday.

Meyer, who led the Springboks at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, quit Stade after losing seven from the opening nine matches of the season with local reports saying he had been sacked after less than two years with the Parisian outfit.

"It has been an honour to coach the club. I have had a great life experience coaching Stade Francais and I have loved my time in Paris," Meyer, 52, said in statement.

"It has always been my intention to do what is best for this great club," he added.

The former Bulls boss was given the backing of Stade's billionaire owner Hans-Peter Wild last week before Sunday's defeat to rivals Racing 92.

Stade have a league-leading budget of €40 millions and came eighth under his remit last season.

Newspaper Midi Olympique reported Stade's former players in Julien Arias and Laurent Sempere will take over the 14-time French champions on a temporary basis ahead of this Friday's European Challenge Cup match against Brive.

The pair follow ex-Stade centre Thomas Lombard in being appointed in off-field positions at Stade Jean-Bouin, after he was named general manager earlier in October.

Former Bok fly-half Morne Steyn, who won a league title in 2015 with Stade, told AFP a lack of squad unity was to blame for the poor results after playing his last game for the Parisians in the derby loss.

Meyer's assistants in ex-France prop Pieter de Villiers, South Africans Dewald Senekal Ricardo Loubscher and English defence coach John McFarland are also expected to leave.
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Hy het dit heeltemal verloor, ai, dis jammer. Sterkte.
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Hy het...grootste budget in Frankryk en hy verloor 7 uit 9. En nogal met Pieter de Villiers en John McFarland in sy afrigtingspan. Weet nie hoe goed Senekal en Loubscher is nie, Senekal het mos vir die Leeus slot gespeel en Loubscher was vir my 'n tipiese kwota speler
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HM didnt move on with the times.

Ironically Rassie had a bit of HM flavor, but with a much stronger aggressive defensive game.

The HM type game of the 2000's is dead. 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Nov-2019 at 8:52am
Dalk kom John McFarland leeus as verdedigings afrigter
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The thing is, I think that the player recruiter and HM did not see eye to eye. The players recruited probably did not want stampkar rugby, but HM did. Had 
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Being successful playing a physical territorial game depends mostly on whether the opposition is able to stand up to your physicality. Rassie, Jake White (World Cups) end HM (SR) won when opposition teams were not up to standard physically.
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Originally posted by emiel1 emiel1 wrote:

Being successful playing a physical territorial game depends mostly on whether the opposition is able to stand up to your physicality. Rassie, Jake White (World Cups) end HM (SR) won when opposition teams were not up to standard physically.
Funny how not so long ago this same pack got bullied by the opposition. The only areas we were on par were the scrums and line outs. 
The successful Lions teams had forwards that could match up physically, but were extremely mobile. Guys like Kriel, Whitely, Tecklenberg, Brits, Marx, Akker van der Merwe etc. could keep up with most backline players. We relied on good, quick front foot ball, so that Faf & Ross could get the ball to Elton, and we had a back line that could exploit the disarray.

Physical domination is a mindset. Faf and Kolbe are the smallest players in the Springbok squad, but were/are able to dominate much bigger players in the tackle
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