Meyer keen to stay on as Bok coach

Date published: October 29 2015

Springboks head coach Heyneke Meyer has indicated that he wants to remain in his role despite his side's failure to win the Rugby World Cup.

There have been doubts over Meyer's position since the Springboks suffered a humiliating 34-32 defeat to Japan in their tournament opener on September 19.

The Boks put that setback behind them and eventually reached the semi-finals where they were beaten 20-18 by the All Blacks on Saturday.

And Meyer believes he still has plenty to offer as the Boks' head coach.

"I just know rugby gives this nation hope and if I can be part of the solution then I want to be part of it," he said when announcing his team for Friday's bronze medal match against Argentina.

"It's easy to criticise and I've probably made a lot of mistakes, but I'm a positive person, I want to be part of the solution.

"Seeing the youngsters coming through, if I can make a difference in any capacity I'll do it."

Meyer admitted that his passion gets the better of him at times but still believes he is the right man for the job.

"I think you have to be crazy and you have to love people," he added.

"And I'm totally crazy, I'm a total nutter.

"Sometimes on the video I can't believe it's me, but that's who I am on the sidelines.

"I just love my country and I love people, and if I can make a difference so be it."

Meyer knows that the task ahead of him is a big one but is prepared for it.

"I must say this is a tough job but still an honour."