Meyer sought after in Japan

Date published: February 1 2016

Former Springbok head coach Heyneke Meyer is reported to be in high demand in Japan, with two teams vying to acquire his services.

Meyer, who stepped down following South Africa's third place finish at the World Cup last year, has reportedly started negotiating with Top League sides Canon Eagles and Docomo Red Hurricanes, but a formal agreement is yet to be met.

The former Bok mentor has allegedly stated that he wants to "get involved in rugby as soon as possible," and a stint with a European club side also a possibility, Rapport reported.

Meyer, 48, is seemingly too costly for his former team the Bulls, who have had to cut ties with big names in recent times to aid their tight budget.

Meyer coached the Springboks from 2012 and had a successful tenure with the Bulls, winning four Currie Cup crowns and bagged the first ever Super Rugby title for a South African team in 2007. He also won the Vodacom Cup in 2001 and was at the head of English club Leicester Tigers between 2008 and 2009.