No changes to Boks set-up, insist SARU

THE South African Rugby Union has played down reports that the future of some members of Peter de Villiers' coaching staff are under threat.

The Mercury newspaper yesterday carried an interview with the Springbok coach in which he questioned some of the support given to him since he began his tenure in 2008. He did not mention any names, but the report suggested forwards coach Gary Gold may be the one to face the axe.

But Andy Marinos, manager of national teams at SARU, said: "There are currently no plans to replace any member of management."