Former Springbok Coach Heyneke Meyer Lands Top 14 Role

Back in business.

Former Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer will has been unveiled as the new coach of French side Stade Francais. The South Africa will take over the reins next season, when Stade will be hoping to still be playing in the Top 14.

The 2015 champions have fallen on hard times, having nearly gone out of business last season, and are involved in a relegation battle alongside minnows Oyonnax, Brive and Agen this campaign.

But Meyer still believes that under Swiss millionaire owner Hans-Peter Wild, the club can bounce back to past glories.

I never make promises that I can’t keep, I like to under-promise and over-deliver,” said Meyer at his unveiling in Paris on Monday.

“When I had a meeting with Doctor Wild I said to him I don’t want to go into rugby or a team if I can’t have the same vision to build the best team in the world.”

Meyer insisted that even relegation at the end of this season would not derail his ambitions.

“It doesn’t matter in which division, I’ve committed and I like a challenge,” he added.