Review set to confirm coach

The final loose ends of South Canterbury's 2012 Heartland rugby campaign are expected to be tied together in the coming weeks.

A decision on the future of South Canterbury rugby coach Chester Scott is likely on Wednesday.

Scott completed his first year of a two-year contract in 2012 and coached the team to sixth in the Heartland Championship.

South Canterbury Rugby Union chairman Brent Isbister said Scott's performance was always going to be reviewed at the end of the campaign.

"That review has occurred and the results will be presented to the board at our next meeting on Wednesday."

It is expected Scott will be the head coach again in 2013.

Isbister is also expecting to be quizzed about his union's loan player issue at a New Zealand Rugby conference next month.

South Canterbury were docked two competition points for playing an extra loan player during the early stages of their campaign.

Several of the other Heartland unions, including original complainants Buller, felt the punishment was lenient.

However, New Zealand Rugby Union chief executive Steve Tew said the penalty would not be altered and the matter would be looked at during a review after the season had finished.

The Timaru Herald