'We're in a unique position as a country', says new Bok coach, Allister Coetzee

Allister Coetzee has been appointed as the newest coach for South Africa's national rugby team on Tuesday.

Coetzee's appointment has received a warm welcome from various sectors of the rugby fraternity, after the resignation of Heyneke Meyer in 2015.

702's John Robbie spoke to the newly-appointed coach about the road ahead for him with in his new position.

Listen to the interview below:

I am humbled by the opportunity. It's been a long time coming. I'm really excited to be working with the people of South Africa.

Allister Coetzee, newly-appoint Springboks coach

This is the right time. I've learnt a lot, I have grown as a coach and as a human being. I got a new perspective of how they [Japan] see us as a country.

Allister Coetzee, newly-appointed Springboks coach

We are in a unique position as South Africa. I see it as a massive challenge for us as South Africans.

Allister Coetzee, newly-appointed Springboks coach

Coetzee is seasoned rugby player and coach. He will be leaving the Kobe Steelers in Japan for the top job in world rugby.

I am concerned if we don't change our mindset, I am concerned if we don't change our approach to coaching the young players in our country.

Allister Coetzee, newly-appointed Springboks coach

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