Mehrtens earns coaching call up in France

Last updated 08:19 09/11/2012

Relevant offers

International

Eddie Jones' England turn to MMA as they bid to supplant the All Blacks as No 1 Five rugby players who have gone missing from their teams Try of the day: Wing scores 'wonder try' Dylan Hartley sharpens rugby tackling technique Eddie Jones says England need more leaders Marty Banks working on 'next steps' having yet to turn up to his Italian club England want rugby residency rule extended from three to five years Eddie Jones: from overcoming Australian racism to beating the All Blacks to win RWC 2019 Olympics gold medal sevens coach Ben Ryan signs with Wales New Zealand-born Simon Berghan, Cornell Du Preez called up by Scotland

New Zealand rugby star Andrew Mehrtens is fully immersed in coaching now, having been handed the job at French second division side Beziers-Herault.

The former All Blacks first-five has had a long stint playing in the French scene and replaces Claude Saurel.

Saurel has been axed after his side slipped to 14th place on the table.

Mehrtens has been at Beziers-Herault as a player and then as an assistant coach since 2010 after being with glamour clubs Toulon and Racing Metro.

Beziers are determined to fight back to their glory days when they dominated the French club scene in the 1970s and 80s winning 10 titles in 14 years.

Ad Feedback

- Sunday Star Times

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who was the better Springboks lock?

Bakkies Botha

Victor Matfield

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content