Former Springbok prop CJ van der Linde will not take up the post of forwards coach at Griquas‚ in which he was due to start on January 7. Van der Linde‚ who started at tighthead when the Boks won the 2007 World Cup final against England in Paris‚ has been consulting in Japan and has been offered a full-time post. “It is with regret that the Griquas Rugby Union announces that we will be parting ways with our recently appointed forwards coach‚ CJ van der Linde‚ in March 2019‚” Griquas CEO Arni van Rooyen said. “CJ has just returned from a consultancy period in Japan and has very recently been offered an overseas opportunity which is one that is felt he cannot decline.” Griquas said Van der Linde would assist the head coach Brent Janse van Rensburg before departing the union. It would help to ensure that the team prepares for the new season with as little disruption as possible and also gives time to search for a replacement. “I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity Griquas gave m...

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