Jacques Nienaber

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Jacques Nienaber said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “We are two years out from the Rugby World Cup in France and we have close to 20 Test matches before we start our defence of the title, so every match will count in terms of building confidence and consistency as a group,” External link

businessday Monday, October 25, 2021 4:02:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber explained ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “Where we are currently after the World Cup (2019) is we have only played 10 Test matches, because we lost out on 2020 due to Covid,” External link

citizen Monday, October 25, 2021 2:38:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “It’s nobody’s fault, it’s just what has happened in rugby this year,” External link

citizen Monday, October 25, 2021 2:38:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "Obviously with Faf being injured there is a potential spot open and between Cobus, Herschel and Grant it's going to be a tough one," External link

news24 Monday, October 25, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : "Rassie is here in the capacity as director of rugby," External link

news24 Monday, October 25, 2021 10:53:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "From a squad point of view, if you look at the squad, except for the injuries that we have, we are building consistency, so the key thing for us is to build consistency again," External link

news24 Monday, October 25, 2021 12:12:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We know as a group that nobody is irreplaceable. We must also know that we have to perform," "Saying that knowing this group, we all work hard and take nothing for granted. That's why I say there won't be surprises in the selection. There is enough competition that if you slack off, there is someone to take your spot," External link

news24 Monday, October 25, 2021 12:12:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told : “I saw the highlights and I thought he was quite good, I thought he was excellent,” External link

citizen Sunday, October 24, 2021 6:47:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “Those who have the chance to play for their clubs must play well to stake their claim for selection,” External link

citizen Sunday, October 24, 2021 6:47:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “Handre is our 10, he will probably always be our 10,” “But it’s always nice, if you think how we finished the game against New Zealand, to have that option and versatility,” External link

citizen Sunday, October 24, 2021 6:47:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “In the Test games against the British and Irish Lions, World Rugby came out and made a third water carrier spot available,” External link

citizen Sunday, October 24, 2021 6:47:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told : "I saw the highlights and I thought he was quite good, I thought he was excellent," External link

news24 Sunday, October 24, 2021 6:02:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Frans Malherbe ) : “If you look at the players that have been lost due to injury – Frans Malherbe, RG Snyman, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Faf de Klerk and Cheslin Kolbe – that group is five players who, if they are on form and medically fit, will make the match day 23 if not the starting 15,” External link

citizen Friday, October 22, 2021 11:30:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We haven't won all three in almost a decade, so it is a big challenge for us," External link

news24 Thursday, October 21, 2021 10:49:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “We haven’t won all three in almost a decade, so it is a big challenge for us,” External link

citizen Thursday, October 21, 2021 8:00:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : “Rassie is coming with us on tour. He will fulfil his normal role as he has done previously,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:15:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about British ) : “There will be a little bit of spice as they try to rectify what happened in the British & Irish Lions series,” External link

businessday Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:20:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : "Rassie is coming with us on tour. He will fulfil his normal role as he has done previously," External link

nampa Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber explained : “There are a lot of fringe players who are probably disappointed at not being in the squad because there have been some good performances in the URC and there are no doors shut for any of them,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:01:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber admitted ( about Johan Goosen ) : “There are a lot of fringe players who are on our standby list and Johan (Goosen) was one of the players we were definitely looking at,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:01:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : “Rassie is coming along with us on tour,” External link

themirror Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:01:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "Yes, it's an opportunity to get used to conditions we might face in two years' time, but we're also there to be part of some promotional events," "It's a nice chance to gain some familiarity with the environment there and build some excitement towards the tournament" External link

news24 Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:53:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “He is a big family man and especially with Covid-19, access in and out of squads is not easy for family members. He really missed his family and I think that is the big contributor in terms of him making his decision,” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7:50:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “He has been such a great servant to SA and a brilliant rugby player,” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7:50:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “He’s been such a great servant to South African rugby and a brilliant rugby player,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about British ) : “We wouldn’t have selected him in the British and Irish Lions and Rugby Championship groups if we didn’t feel that there was a role for him to play up to 2023, but we are all in different stages of our lives and we respect his decision and we wish him well,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber explained ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : “I think we have been building this squad since 2018. Rassie (Erasmus) started it back then, so we have been constantly building this squad,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “The overseas based players will be available to us once the international window opens on 31 October,” “The international players who are playing for their clubs will not be available for the first week that we are in France but everyone else will be available” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “A guy like Handré [Pollard] is still relatively young,” “He will be 30, 31 at the next Rugby World Cup. Elton [Jantjies] will be 32, 33. We wanted experience in the Lions series by going with Morné Steyn as backup. He has now retired from Test rugby” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 19, 2021 6:20:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : “When Rassie was appointed he was on a six-year contract. We have been constantly building the squad. We have introduced players at every tier. Among the props we have introduced Ox Nché, at hooker Joseph Dweba, at lock we now have Salmaan, in the back row Jasper Wiese, at the back Fassi. It was with an e ye on consistency and building experience. That is something we will need in 2023. We are fortunate they are quite young. The average age is 28,” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 19, 2021 6:20:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Morne Steyn ) : "We wouldn't have put him in the Lions and Rugby Championship groups if we didn't feel there was a role for him to play up to 2023," "Morne's rugby IQ is so high and his intellectual capital vast. He was always eager share his insights. But we're 100% comfortable with his decision, we respect it fully. In my communication with him, he said that he believes there's about two years of competitive play left in him and he'd like to enjoy it with the Bulls" External link

news24 Tuesday, October 19, 2021 3:29:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Morne Steyn ) : "We're all in different phases of our lives and Morne's is also unique. We embrace that and understand it," "What tilted towards his retirement is that he's a big family man and I think, especially with Covid and access, it's not easy for family to come into bubbles" External link

news24 Tuesday, October 19, 2021 3:29:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “This tour is going to be exciting yet challenging,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:53:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “It’s always unfortunate to lose players due to injury, but we have good depth in our squad, and these are established players who have proven themselves at the highest level” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:53:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We thought it was a 50:22. We got it wrong at the top," External link

news24 Tuesday, October 5, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We thought it was a 50:22. We got it wrong at the top," External link

icWales Monday, October 4, 2021 10:50:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “There’s an excitement that the bubble is almost at an end, but the challenge for us is to ensure we have two feet in Australia,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, October 4, 2021 6:12:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "It's been a tough four weeks," External link

newstalkzb Monday, October 4, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “When the top three sides in the world play each other, you expect close margins,” “We were 20 seconds away from winning in that first game against Australia and two minutes away from victory against New Zealand last weekend” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, October 3, 2021 7:14:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “It’s good exposure for our game, getting used to games where you’re going to play the World Cup quarterfinals, semifinals, final,” External link

businessday Sunday, October 3, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “The moment we felt the first group has done their job, we will bring on the second group,” External link

citizen Sunday, October 3, 2021 4:41:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We're not where we want to be at the moment, but I think the momentum from here will help," External link

news24 Sunday, October 3, 2021 7:26:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "As I said last week, you can only play what is presented in front of you," External link

news24 Sunday, October 3, 2021 7:26:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "It's been a tough few weeks for us, we lost momentum in not securing victory in the last three games. " External link

afp-en Saturday, October 2, 2021 4:46:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We made a big step-up in terms of our performance last week and having reviewed the match, there is no doubt we delivered a performance worthy of a victory," External link

icWales Friday, October 1, 2021 7:39:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “What the last three games have taught us is that when we veer away from our DNA our foundation is not there,” “We then struggle to impose our game on the opposition. We’re thus still trying to get back to where we were in 2019 but that’s what missing out on international rugby for 18 months (mainly in 2020) has done” External link

citizen Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Trevor Nyakane ) : “Trevor is a seasoned campaigner who is equally comfortable at loosehead and tighthead prop, and Ox is a strong scrummager, so we are looking forward to seeing what they can do in the scrums,” External link

phnompenhpost Thursday, September 30, 2021 8:50:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “We know it is going to take a colossal 80-minute effort but the drive to succeed and motivation to win this weekend is as big as it gets,” “Last week we stuck to our DNA and style of play. With a little more luck we could have come away with the result, so we need to ensure that we are better at it this week” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:55:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “We know it is going to take a colossal 80-minute effort but the drive to succeed and motivation to win this weekend is as big as it gets,” “Last week we stuck to our DNA and style of play. With a little more luck we could have come away with the result, so we need to ensure that we are better at it this week” External link

smh Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:22:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “We know it is going to take a colossal 80-minute effort but the drive to succeed and motivation to win this weekend is as big as it gets,” “Last week we stuck to our DNA and style of play. With a little more luck we could have come away with the result, so we need to ensure that we are better at it this week” External link

theage Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:13:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told : "I think that first test will be, 'let’s just used to international rugby again'," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, June 21, 2021 8:59:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "They will hopefully be getting into South Africa either on Monday or Tuesday thereafter. We will be playing that Friday, so that will leave them very little time to get back into the mix and our way of doing things," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, June 21, 2021 8:59:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told : "I think that first test will be, 'let’s just used to international rugby again'," External link

nampa Monday, June 21, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : “I can’t comment on the Bulls’ plans because I don’t have insight into those, but Rassie Erasmus and I have said in the past that the Rainbow Cup is a good competition, not watered down like some people think,” External link

citizen Monday, June 21, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “We’ve been getting everyone aligned in terms of our lingo and strategy, and now it’s time to raise the intensity,” External link

citizen Monday, June 21, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told : "He had an opportunity to go and play in the Premiership and he really knocked the door down on that side," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, June 11, 2021 3:21:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “I didn’t even play for my school 1 st team; in fact I played for the 7ths at Grey College, but I love the game,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:52:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "I've spoken to both of them and they are fine, so that is the most important thing and their families are fine," External link

icWales Thursday, June 10, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “Destiny is a thing that you can’t control,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:59:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “I’ve worked in a burns unit during my medical days, so I understand the pain of the recovery and healing process that they are now facing,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:59:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “Accidents happen and, as with any accident, it’s not ideal,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:59:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Duane Vermeulen ) : “Duane had an operation today because his ankle injury required surgery. We hope the surgery goes well and the rehab too, and the feedback we got was that he could take anywhere between five and 16 weeks to be ready, depending on the severity of the injury,” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “Accidents happen, preferably they don’t and it’s not ideal, but this could not have been controlled and it was not due to their negligence,” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Damian de Allende ) : “I’ve spoken to both of [De Allende and Snyman] and they are fine, so that is the most important thing and their families are fine,” External link

guardian Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:28:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “I think Duane was operated on today [Wednesday] on his ankle injury. Hopefully the surgery goes well and the rehab goes well,” “The surgeon will probably know once he has opened it up and had a good look what’s going on inside. Certain players come back very quickly. Jesse Kriel had a similar injury just before the World Cup in 2019 and he was back quickly” External link

businessday Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:13:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “They had an accident in the fire pit – that is well documented now. I have spoken to both of them and they are fine and their families are also fine‚ which is the most important thing‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:13:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "It is something players can come back from in anything from five to 16 weeks," External link

afp-en Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "I have spoken to them and they are fine. Often, the first instinct is to ask whether they are ready to play, but you need to first check on their well-being," External link

afp-en Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “Accidents happen and, as with any accident, it’s not ideal,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:57:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “Damian and RG, they had an accident with a fire pit. I spoke to both of them and they are fine, which is the most important one, and their families are fine,” “Look, they are seeing the specialist which looks after their burns on Friday and if he clears them to fly, or whenever he clears them to fly they’ll be on a plane coming back to us, bearing in mind they’ll be given a couple of days to get the logistics sorted out, booking the flight and they both have partners and Doogz (de Allende) has a small baby, so getting the logistics right and they’ll be on a plane back to us as soon as they get clear” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:17:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "Obviously that will be determined by the doctor when he's seen the extent of the damage and how the surgery went," External link

news24 Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:03:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "The process differs from person to person. We'll have clarity later," External link

news24 Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:03:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Marcell Coetzee ) : “Friday’s Bulls game against the Stormers was Marcell’s first game back in week 13 after injury,” External link

the-star Monday, June 7, 2021 12:27:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “Nothing has changed – yes, 100%. We didn’t officially announce Siya as captain, but nothing has changed” External link

the-star Monday, June 7, 2021 12:27:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “We will have to wait and see, but it certainly looked bad, and he wouldn’t have limped off if it wasn’t serious, so we are fearing the worst,” External link

the-star Monday, June 7, 2021 12:27:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Marcell Coetzee ) : “Before the match against the Stormers, Marcell last played on 6 March. That was when he got injured, so this was literally his first game back,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, June 7, 2021 2:46:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told : “The big thing we were looking for there was consistency,” External link

businessday Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:05:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "Players such as Frans and Morné [Steyn] have been here before and they can attest to the huge privilege it is to be part of a British & Irish Lions tour, so I am very excited for this squad," "The squad features a bunch of Rugby World Cup winners who know what it takes to perform and be successful at the highest level, as well as a handful of very talented young players who all proved that they deserve an opportunity at this level" External link

news24 Saturday, June 5, 2021 8:47:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “The Lions have a well-balanced squad which can play both types of rugby, so that means we will have to be adaptable and solutions-driven during the match, and that’s how we are trying to coach,” External link

citizen Saturday, May 29, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “The two Tests against Argentina take the number of Springbok home matches this year to seven, which makes it an exciting but challenging home programme for us,” “We are grateful to all involved, at Sanzaar and SA Rugby, for the hard work being done to make this all possible, keeping in mind all the current pandemic difficulties” External link

citizen Friday, May 21, 2021 12:46:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “The confirmation of the Georgia Tests and the announcement of the British & Irish Lions squad last week have caused a lot of excitement and I am sure it will lift the spirit of the players. We can now accelerate our preparations for our return to Test rugby‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:32:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “I am sure it will lift the spirit of the players,” External link

japantoday Tuesday, May 11, 2021 1:48:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “The confirmation of the Georgian Tests and the announcement of the British & Irish Lions squad last week have caused a lot of excitement and I am sure it will lift the spirit of the players — we can now accelerate our preparations for our return to Test rugby,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, May 10, 2021 11:31:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I am sure it will lift the spirit of the players we can now accelerate our preparations for our return to Test rugby,” External link

citizen Monday, May 10, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “I am sure it will lift the spirit of the players,” External link

samoaobserver Monday, May 10, 2021 4:10:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "The confirmation of the Georgian Tests, and the announcement of the British & Irish Lions squad last week have caused a lot of excitement and I am sure it will lift the spirit of the players - we can now accelerate our preparations for our return to Test rugby," External link

news24 Monday, May 10, 2021 2:33:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about British ) : "The confirmation of the Georgian Tests, and the announcement of the British and Irish Lions squad last week have caused a lot of excitement. " External link

afp-en Monday, May 10, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told : “The announcement of the Lions squad was a marker in the ground in terms of international rugby coming back to South Africa, which is phenomenal for us, because we’ve been out of it for a while,” External link

citizen Friday, May 7, 2021 6:08:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Warren Gatland ) : “One thing I know about Warren is that he will do his homework,” External link

citizen Friday, May 7, 2021 6:08:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber added ( about Warren Gatland ) : "One thing I do know about Warren is that he will do his homework," "If your look into the past, the Welsh were a team that we always struggled against" External link

news24 Friday, May 7, 2021 2:54:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “I think my mindset comes from my physio background,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:25:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “A lot of background planning has already been done, but we are now looking forward to shifting our focus and preparation into a higher gear because time is of the essence,” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, April 11, 2021 12:31:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “There’s a lot of excitement, from players to coaches and the management staff, to finally get together and kick-start our preparations for what promises to be a very busy and challenging international season,” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, April 11, 2021 12:31:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “There’s a lot of excitement‚ from players to coaches and the management staff‚ to finally get together and kick-start our preparations for what promises to be a very busy and challenging international season‚” “A lot of background planning has already been done‚ but we are now looking forward to shift our focus and preparations into a higher [level] because time is of the essence. We have purposefully kept the groups small so we can drill into [them] as much specifics as possible” External link

businessday Tuesday, April 6, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber added ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “The players will get a lot of logistics, technical and tactical detail to absorb so by the time we’ve completed this alignment roundup, they will all be up to speed of what exactly is required from them during their upcoming club and franchise games and the training camps leading up the Lions Test series,” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “There’s a lot of excitement, from players to coaches and the management staff, to finally get together and kick start our preparations for what promises to be a very busy and challenging international season,” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "Friday's announcement is a very important milestone in our planning phase for the 2023 Rugby World Cup," External link

news24 Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:40:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told : “If that’s the scenario, we wouldn’t have another choice, so we would have to get on with it,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, December 28, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “Would we be able to perform and would it be safe for our players coming out of a long lockdown? That’s what we asked ourselves,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, December 28, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “The World Cup draw makes no difference to me at this stage. The time I spent thinking about it was probably three minutes,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, December 28, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “Having coached in Ireland with Munster, I know what our players can expect, and it will be very different to Super Rugby,” External link

citizen Wednesday, December 23, 2020 7:14:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber added : “We will need to be creative to prepare for international rugby next year. The guys are working hard behind the scenes towards that. We are super excited for 2021,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, December 16, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “You look at our pool and the quality that’s in that pool, even if you go Asia/Pacific 1 might be Tonga or Samoa, it will not be the right thing to start focusing on quarter-finals and knockout rugby,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "I have coached there for two years, I worked closely with Andy when I was doing the defence of Munster and he was doing the defence with Ireland so we had a good working relationship in terms of making the Ireland squad better," External link

news24 Monday, December 14, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told : "If you look at our pool and the quality that will be present, then it probably wouldn't be the right thing to start focusing on quarterfinals and knock-out rugby," External link

news24 Monday, December 14, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "From our perspective (in terms of a tournament context), we'll now just focus massively on the next three years," "You'll need a proper squad with good experience to get out of the pool. That's the immediate aim" External link

news24 Monday, December 14, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "The big thing for us is to take baby steps," "The first order of business is just to get international rugby back here. We've got our local game up and running again, so the next focus is getting international opposition" External link

news24 Monday, December 14, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “We are obviously excited about the draw today, and although the Rugby World Cup in France is still almost three years away, it’s good to have an end-goal to work towards,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, December 14, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told : "The young ones and new players in both camps brought a lot of energy and enthusiasm into the mix because they were super excited to be involved and to learn and absorb whatever was happening around them. So, from that point of view it was definitely a very worthwhile exercise," External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "One of the other big benefits of the week was to see our current Springboks sharing their experience and knowledge of the successful RWC campaign," "Looking back at the game preparations and the match itself, I think we will definitely reap some rewards in the future" External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber explains : "That Saturday morning when you wake up, that which you can remember and your individual skill ... we want to see that on Saturday. " External link

news24 Tuesday, September 29, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber explains : "That Saturday morning when you wake up, that which you can remember and your individual skill ... we want to see that on Saturday. " External link

irishsun Tuesday, September 29, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “There are a few things that we have to consider,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, September 29, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Frans Malherbe ) : "On team Gold, there's an injury to Frans Malherbe, so Ruan Dreyer, who is on the bench, will move into the starting position," External link

irishsun Monday, September 28, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We really wanted to see all three players in action, but due to injuries we won't have that opportunity," "That said, Courtnall is a Springbok so he knows what to expect at this level, while Carlu and Mnombo have come through the Junior Springbok structures and have great potential, so we are excited to see them in action" External link

irishsun Monday, September 28, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber added : "We really wanted to see all three players in action, but due to injuries we won't have that opportunity," "That said, Courtnall is a Springbok so he knows what to expect at this level, while Carlu and Mnombo have come through the Junior Springbok structures and have great potential, so we are excited to see them in action" External link

irishsun Monday, September 28, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Frans Malherbe ) : "On team Gold, there's an injury to Frans Malherbe, so Ruan Dreyer, who is on the bench, will move into the starting position," External link

polandsun Monday, September 28, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We really wanted to see all three players in action, but due to injuries we won't have that opportunity," "That said, Courtnall is a Springbok so he knows what to expect at this level, while Carlu and Mnombo have come through the Junior Springbok structures and have great potential, so we are excited to see them in action" External link

polandsun Monday, September 28, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber added : "We really wanted to see all three players in action, but due to injuries we won't have that opportunity," "That said, Courtnall is a Springbok so he knows what to expect at this level, while Carlu and Mnombo have come through the Junior Springbok structures and have great potential, so we are excited to see them in action" External link

polandsun Monday, September 28, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “We really wanted to see all three players in action, but due to injuries we won’t have that opportunity,” “That said, Courtnall is a Springbok so he knows what to expect at this level, while Carlü and Mnombo have come through the Junior Springbok structures and have great potential, so we are excited to see them in action” External link

citizen Monday, September 28, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “I thought it was a really good outing if I compare it with how the other Super Rugby tournaments started. There was good continuity and the set pieces were good. If you look at how the breakdown was officiated‚ we had a whole 10 weeks to look at mistakes being made there from players‚ coaches and referees‚” “We have a meeting with the referees once a week where we want to get a good product out there while learning from other countries. There were times in one game where 20 phases were crossed‚ while in other countries they struggled to get past four or five phases without getting penalised” External link

businessday Monday, September 28, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “There’s no green light from the government with regards to international sporting participation,” External link

businessday Monday, September 28, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “It was fantastic to see the excitement on the players’ faces for this occasion when they arrived at the hotel and it certainly bodes well for a great showdown on Saturday‚” External link

businessday Monday, September 28, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "There are a few things that we have to consider but the first one is that there is still no green light from the government currently. That is something that is out of our hands, so we're awaiting guidance and agreement from government," External link

news24 Monday, September 28, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "It was fantastic to see the excitement on the players' faces for this occasion when they arrived at the hotel and it certainly bodes well for a great showdown on Saturday," External link

news24 Sunday, September 27, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “Obviously the situation is not ideal, purely because we had everything planned out for a four-year cycle in terms of our strategic goals,” “Those goals will stay the same, but the method of how we get there has to change. We will have to adapt on the run to reach those goals” External link

dailymaverick Friday, September 25, 2020 4:42:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told : “The last games our players were involved in was back in March, and there has been a lot of change in the world since then,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, September 25, 2020 4:42:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "unless we can play six domestic matches, I do not think we will go (to New Zealand)" External link

irishsun Saturday, August 29, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "unless we can play six domestic matches, I do not think we will go (to New Zealand)" External link

news24 Saturday, August 29, 2020 9:59:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "unless we can play six domestic matches, I do not think we will go (to New Zealand)" External link

channelnewsasia Friday, August 28, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told : “New Zealand will definitely have the advantage and if we don’t start returning to training and playing soon, they will be almost three months ahead of us,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, July 31, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "You may be right it is a daunting task," External link

news24 Sunday, July 26, 2020 9:09:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We have done roadmaps on all the players," External link

news24 Saturday, July 25, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Warren Gatland ) : “Warren Gatland’s coaching ability and experience, and the teams he assembled on their two previous tours to Australia and New Zealand, speaks for itself,” External link

citizen Friday, July 24, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “The negative for us is that we don’t know what type of playing style they will bring to South Africa,” External link

citizen Friday, July 24, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told : “It’s not ideal that they won’t be exposed to rugby (in the interim period); I am actually speaking to them this afternoon and will address that challenge,” External link

news24 Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “No. Siya (Kolisi) will be the captain,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, July 17, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told : “We have a return-to-play policy where we will hopefully have about six games before we go into international competition,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “Obviously the situation is not ideal, purely because we had everything planned out for a four-year cycle in terms of our strategic goals,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “We will strive for consistency. To get to the top is one thing‚ but to stay at the top is a tough thing. We want to put out performances that are more sustainable‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, May 12, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “We also want to transform as much as possible. I think everyone could see [that] when this team came back [from the RWC]. I think we are the people’s team. We try and be as diverse and as open as we can. We embrace diversity‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, May 12, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber says ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : "You can continue to analyse a lot, but when you start delivering you have to be crystal clear in what you want to get through. The biggest thing that Rassie got through to the players in the World Cup was clarity - there wasn't white noise," External link

news24 Tuesday, April 28, 2020 8:18:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber commented : "The Freedom Day RWC special on SuperSport will give the viewers an incredible opportunity to relive those memorable moments in Springbok history. It is something not to be missed. Those three RWC final wins will demonstrate so powerfully what we as South Africans can achieve when we are stronger together," External link

irishsun Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber says : "He was tactically a genius and he enjoyed it, so he stayed on, it suited him," External link

irishsun Wednesday, January 29, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "This is a massive honour and responsibility, but I think I have a good understanding of what it entails, especially in this new structure," External link

timesofmalta Saturday, January 25, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We've built up a good culture over the past two years and we'll simply be looking to extend that," "To get on top is tough and to stay on top is tough. It will be a nice challenge for us" External link

timesofmalta Saturday, January 25, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "This is a massive honour and responsibility, but I think I have a good understanding of what it entails, especially in this new structure," External link

newshub Saturday, January 25, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "This is a massive honour and responsibility, but I think I have a good understanding of what it entails, especially in this new structure," External link

newshub Saturday, January 25, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber raconté ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : "J'ai rencontré Rassie à l'armée, quand nous étions conscrits" "Notre relation liée au rugby a commencé à l'université: il était capitaine de l'équipe, et moi physiothérapeute" External link

ipreunion Friday, January 24, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "This is a massive honour and responsibility, but I think I have a good understanding of what it entails, especially in this new structure," External link

modernghana Friday, January 24, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We've built up a good culture over the past two years and we'll simply be looking to extend that," External link

modernghana Friday, January 24, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "This is a massive honour and responsibility," "But I think I have a good understanding of what it entails, especially in this new structure" External link

modernghana Friday, January 24, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We've built up a good culture over the past two years and we'll simply be looking to extend that," "To get on top is tough and to stay on top is tough. It will be a nice challenge for us" External link

modernghana Friday, January 24, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “I would never have accepted the role if I didn’t believe I could make a success of it,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, January 24, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "This is a massive honour and responsibility, but I think I have a good understanding of what it entails, especially in this new structure," External link

yahoo-au Friday, January 24, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We've built up a good culture over the past two years and we'll simply be looking to extend that," "To get on top is tough and to stay on top is tough. It will be a nice challenge for us" External link

yahoo-au Friday, January 24, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber raconté ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : "J'ai rencontré Rassie à l'armée, quand nous étions conscrits" "Notre relation liée au rugby a commencé à l'université: il était capitaine de l'équipe, et moi physiothérapeute" External link

tv5 Friday, January 24, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber raconté ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : "J'ai rencontré Rassie à l'armée, quand nous étions conscrits" "Notre relation liée au rugby a commencé à l'université: il était capitaine de l'équipe, et moi physiothérapeute" External link

lnc Friday, January 24, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber raconté ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : "J'ai rencontré Rassie à l'armée, quand nous étions conscrits" "Notre relation liée au rugby a commencé à l'université: il était capitaine de l'équipe, et moi physiothérapeute" External link

lepetitjournal Friday, January 24, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber raconté ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : «J'ai rencontré Rassie à l'armée, quand nous étions conscrits» «Notre relation liée au rugby a commencé à l'université: il était capitaine de l'équipe, et moi physiothérapeute» External link

la-croix Friday, January 24, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber commented : "This is a massive honour and responsibility, but I think I have a good understanding of what it entails, especially in this new structure. " External link

polandsun Friday, January 24, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber commented : "This is a massive honour and responsibility, but I think I have a good understanding of what it entails, especially in this new structure. " External link

irishsun Friday, January 24, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "This is a massive honour and responsibility, but I think I have a good understanding of what it entails, especially in this new structure," External link

afp-en Friday, January 24, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We've built up a good culture over the past two years and we'll simply be looking to extend that," "To get on top is tough and to stay on top is tough. It will be a nice challenge for us" External link

afp-en Friday, January 24, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "This is a massive honour and responsibility, but I think I have a good understanding of what it entails, especially in this new structure," External link

nation-ke Friday, January 24, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "This is a massive honour and responsibility, but I think I have a good understanding of what it entails, especially in this new structure," External link

afp-english Friday, January 24, 2020 4:18:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "This is a massive honour and responsibility, but I think I have a good understanding of what it entails, especially in this new structure," External link

yahoo-au Friday, January 24, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “We are process driven, and we like to get consistency‚” External link

businessday Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “Not a lot has changed‚ we do it the same way we did in 2005 [Currie Cup final]‚” External link

businessday Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber explained : “We met a long time ago, when we were in the army together,” External link

citizen Friday, October 25, 2019 3:04:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We are trying to develop our game across the board - attack, kicking, our mental approach, our work ethic during the week," External link

nation-ke Friday, September 27, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We are trying to develop our game across the board -- attack, kicking, our mental approach, our work ethic during the week," External link

yahoo-au Friday, September 27, 2019 6:20:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We are trying to develop our game across the board -- attack, kicking, our mental approach, our work ethic during the week," External link

pulse Friday, September 27, 2019 6:19:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We are trying to develop our game across the board -- attack, kicking, our mental approach, our work ethic during the week," External link

afp-english Friday, September 27, 2019 6:18:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We are trying to develop our game across the board -- attack, kicking, our mental approach, our work ethic during the week," External link

afp-en Friday, September 27, 2019 5:29:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “The same old same old Felix that I knew then,” “As Rassie said, he has got a good work ethic and is always good for a joke or a craic, as you would say in Ireland. We'd like to get him walking on a beer but he is pretty focused. He is the same guy that I worked with then” External link

eecho Thursday, September 26, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “The same old same old Felix that I knew then,” “As Rassie said, he has got a good work ethic and is always good for a joke or a craic, as you would say in Ireland. We'd like to get him walking on a beer but he is pretty focused. He is the same guy that I worked with then” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, September 26, 2019 8:09:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “We watched it on laptops on the train so it wasn’t with a clinical eye on it,” External link

waterford-news Thursday, September 26, 2019 7:35:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber explained : “So, depending on what metric you look at, they were probably the stingiest defences,” “Obviously they are a phenomenal defensive unit. They only conceded three points on Sunday, so they were solid as rock as always” External link

waterford-news Thursday, September 26, 2019 7:35:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “The same old same old Felix that I knew then,” “As Rassie said, he has got a good work ethic and is always good for a joke or a craic, as you would say in Ireland. We’d like to get him walking on a beer but he is pretty focused. He is the same guy that I worked with then” External link

waterford-news Thursday, September 26, 2019 7:35:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : “I told Rassie you can learn a lot from playing an almost semifinal in your pool‚” External link

businessday Thursday, September 26, 2019 4:15:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “It is nice to play a game like that where there is so much pressure. You make a mistake‚ they punish you‚” External link

businessday Thursday, September 26, 2019 4:15:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : "I told Rassie it is probably a benefit to have almost played a semi-final style game in the pool stages," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, September 26, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : "I told Rassie it is probably a benefit to have almost played a semi-final style game in the pool stages," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, September 26, 2019 5:51:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : "I told Rassie it is probably a benefit to have almost played a semi-final style game in the pool stages," External link

wsau Thursday, September 26, 2019 4:12:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "The coaches are working with a big group of players, and they are certainly a talented bunch," External link

news24 Friday, March 8, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT



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specialist18.18%EN06/30/201730/06/2017
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Morne Steyn told ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "I told Jacques I won't be available for the end of year tour. It has been difficult for me being away from my family for the past 17/18 weeks and I want to spend more time with them" External link

news24 Tuesday, October 19, 2021 10:54:00 AM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : “Luckily me and Jacques have been working together since 1992 so that has helped a lot. We haven’t had the advantage of playing in Six Nations and those kinds of things to see our players in those top-class competitions,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, June 2, 2021 3:09:00 AM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : “Jacques and his team have been working around the clock to get the team as well prepared as possible, and the Georgia series is a much-needed opportunity after such a long and unforeseen interruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

citizen Monday, May 10, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Nothing beats a full-blooded international to test your skill set, readiness and ability under pressure, and we are delighted to have this opportunity before the Lions series," "Jacques, his coaching staff and management have been working around the clock to get the team as well prepared as possible, and the Georgia series is a much-needed opportunity after such a long and unforeseen interruption due to the Covid-19 pandemic" External link

news24 Monday, May 10, 2021 2:33:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques, his coaching staff and management have been working around the clock to get the team as well prepared as possible," "The Georgia series is a much-needed opportunity after such a long and unforeseen interruption due to Covid-19" External link

afp-en Monday, May 10, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Bryan Habana said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "The players in my team are players who are capable of producing high-quality rugby and are playing in the UK, France and in South Africa," "Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber would have watched that squad announcement with bated breath and will now start putting his plans into place and will pick a team who will go out there and do the country proud" External link

heart Friday, May 7, 2021 1:09:00 AM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Although Jacques and his coaching staff have been in constant communication with the players throughout the past 15 months or so – keeping tabs on their performances, injury recovery and general wellbeing - we are now very excited and looking forward to meeting the players in a familiar team environment," External link

japantoday Wednesday, April 7, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : “With a very busy and demanding international season looming‚ it is important we get everyone aligned as soon as possible‚” “Though Jacques and his coaching staff have been in constant communication with the players throughout the past 15 months or so — keeping tabs on their performances‚ injury recovery and general wellbeing — we are now very excited and looking forward to meeting the players in a familiar team environment” External link

businessday Tuesday, April 6, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Although Jacques and his coaching staff have been in constant communication with the players throughout the past 15 months or so – keeping tabs on their performances, injury recovery and general wellbeing - we are now very excited and looking forward to meeting the players in a familiar team environment," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:59:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : “With a very busy and demanding international season looming, it is important we get everyone aligned as soon as possible,” “Although Jacques and his coaching staff have been in constant communication with the players throughout the past 15 months or so – keeping tabs on their performances, injury recovery and general well-being – we are now very excited and looking forward to meeting the players in a familiar team environment” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : “People mention how much ball-in-play time is down, and we [rugby department] are aware of it. Myself, [Springbok coach] Jacques Nienaber and his staff are also analysing the numbers every week,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, January 20, 2021 6:44:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : “I listened to all the meetings where Jacques explained to them how team selection works, how you get in a Bok team, and what we are rating you on,” “It’s about getting to meet the players and getting to know their characters” External link

citizen Tuesday, September 29, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : “During lockdown‚ Jacques and his assistant coaches kept in touch with the players by means of regular virtual meetings‚” External link

businessday Monday, September 28, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "During lockdown, Jacques and his assistant coaches kept in touch with the players by means of regular virtual meetings," External link

news24 Sunday, September 27, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus explained ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : “The draft picks exercise was a refreshing way to select the two squads for the game,” “Myself, Jacques and the coaches thoroughly enjoyed the exercise, but the tension of picking squads on live television wasn’t good for the nerves – I want to thank SuperSport for their support in this project and I hope our fans enjoyed something new on the South African rugby landscape” External link

citizen Friday, September 25, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "He (Nienaber) reports to me and if it doesn't go well on the field I should be the guy who also takes the blame because I was one of the big drivers to get him there," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, May 2, 2020 11:28:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "He (Nienaber) reports to me and if it doesn’t go well on the field I should be the guy who also takes the blame because I was one of the big drivers to get him there," External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, May 2, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Eben Etzebeth said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "But I can honestly say that all 31 guys in that group would have mentioned Jacques' name if they were asked who the next Bok coach should be," External link

irishsun Thursday, April 9, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques is highly experienced and has worked with the Springboks on three separate occasions now so knows exactly what the job is about," External link

timesofmalta Saturday, January 25, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : “Jacques is highly experienced and has worked with the Springboks on three separate occasions now so knows exactly what the job is about,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, January 25, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques will be responsible for the test match preparation and day-to-day team operations. but as the director of rugby, I will be with the team for the majority of the time and in the coaches' box with Jacques at matches," External link

newshub Saturday, January 25, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques will be responsible for the test match preparation and day-to-day team operations but, as the director of rugby, I will be with the team for the majority of the time and in the coaches' box with Jacques at matches," External link

newshub Saturday, January 25, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques is highly experienced and has worked with the Springboks on three separate occasions now so knows exactly what the job is about," External link

modernghana Friday, January 24, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques is highly experienced and has worked with the Springboks on three separate occasions now so knows exactly what the job is about," External link

modernghana Friday, January 24, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques is highly experienced and has worked with the Springboks on three separate occasions now so knows exactly what the job is about," External link

yahoo-au Friday, January 24, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques is highly experienced and has worked with the Springboks on three separate occasions now so knows exactly what the job is about," External link

polandsun Friday, January 24, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques is highly experienced and has worked with the Springboks on three separate occasions now so knows exactly what the job is about," External link

irishsun Friday, January 24, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques is highly experienced and has worked with the Springboks on three separate occasions now so knows exactly what the job is about," External link

afp-en Friday, January 24, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : “Jacques is highly experienced and has worked with the Springboks on three separate occasions now so knows exactly what the job is about,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, January 24, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : “I’ll still be responsible for the strategy and results with Jacques taking operational control. The structure allows the director of rugby to spend more time on other aspects of the role,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, January 24, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques is highly experienced and has worked with the Springboks on three separate occasions now so knows exactly what the job is about," External link

nation-ke Friday, January 24, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques is highly experienced and has worked with the Springboks on three separate occasions now so knows exactly what the job is about," External link

afp-english Friday, January 24, 2020 4:18:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques is highly experienced and has worked with the Springboks on three separate occasions now so knows exactly what the job is about," External link

yahoo-au Friday, January 24, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques is highly experienced and has worked with the Springboks on three separate occasions now so knows exactly what the job is about," External link

nampa Friday, January 24, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus explained ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques (Nienaber, defence coach) has been going around to a lot of the franchises and I have been to all of them," External link

irishsun Wednesday, March 6, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus explained ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques (Nienaber, defence coach) has been going around to a lot of the franchises and I have been to all of them," External link

news24 Wednesday, March 6, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

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Jacques Nienaber said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “We are two years out from the Rugby World Cup in France and we have close to 20 Test matches before we start our defence of the title, so every match will count in terms of building confidence and consistency as a group,” External link

businessday Monday, October 25, 2021 4:02:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber explained ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “Where we are currently after the World Cup (2019) is we have only played 10 Test matches, because we lost out on 2020 due to Covid,” External link

citizen Monday, October 25, 2021 2:38:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “It’s nobody’s fault, it’s just what has happened in rugby this year,” External link

citizen Monday, October 25, 2021 2:38:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "Obviously with Faf being injured there is a potential spot open and between Cobus, Herschel and Grant it's going to be a tough one," External link

news24 Monday, October 25, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : "Rassie is here in the capacity as director of rugby," External link

news24 Monday, October 25, 2021 10:53:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "From a squad point of view, if you look at the squad, except for the injuries that we have, we are building consistency, so the key thing for us is to build consistency again," External link

news24 Monday, October 25, 2021 12:12:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We know as a group that nobody is irreplaceable. We must also know that we have to perform," "Saying that knowing this group, we all work hard and take nothing for granted. That's why I say there won't be surprises in the selection. There is enough competition that if you slack off, there is someone to take your spot," External link

news24 Monday, October 25, 2021 12:12:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told : “I saw the highlights and I thought he was quite good, I thought he was excellent,” External link

citizen Sunday, October 24, 2021 6:47:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “Those who have the chance to play for their clubs must play well to stake their claim for selection,” External link

citizen Sunday, October 24, 2021 6:47:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “Handre is our 10, he will probably always be our 10,” “But it’s always nice, if you think how we finished the game against New Zealand, to have that option and versatility,” External link

citizen Sunday, October 24, 2021 6:47:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “In the Test games against the British and Irish Lions, World Rugby came out and made a third water carrier spot available,” External link

citizen Sunday, October 24, 2021 6:47:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told : "I saw the highlights and I thought he was quite good, I thought he was excellent," External link

news24 Sunday, October 24, 2021 6:02:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Frans Malherbe ) : “If you look at the players that have been lost due to injury – Frans Malherbe, RG Snyman, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Faf de Klerk and Cheslin Kolbe – that group is five players who, if they are on form and medically fit, will make the match day 23 if not the starting 15,” External link

citizen Friday, October 22, 2021 11:30:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We haven't won all three in almost a decade, so it is a big challenge for us," External link

news24 Thursday, October 21, 2021 10:49:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “We haven’t won all three in almost a decade, so it is a big challenge for us,” External link

citizen Thursday, October 21, 2021 8:00:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : “Rassie is coming with us on tour. He will fulfil his normal role as he has done previously,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:15:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about British ) : “There will be a little bit of spice as they try to rectify what happened in the British & Irish Lions series,” External link

businessday Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:20:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : "Rassie is coming with us on tour. He will fulfil his normal role as he has done previously," External link

nampa Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber explained : “There are a lot of fringe players who are probably disappointed at not being in the squad because there have been some good performances in the URC and there are no doors shut for any of them,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:01:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber admitted ( about Johan Goosen ) : “There are a lot of fringe players who are on our standby list and Johan (Goosen) was one of the players we were definitely looking at,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:01:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : “Rassie is coming along with us on tour,” External link

themirror Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:01:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "Yes, it's an opportunity to get used to conditions we might face in two years' time, but we're also there to be part of some promotional events," "It's a nice chance to gain some familiarity with the environment there and build some excitement towards the tournament" External link

news24 Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:53:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “He is a big family man and especially with Covid-19, access in and out of squads is not easy for family members. He really missed his family and I think that is the big contributor in terms of him making his decision,” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7:50:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “He has been such a great servant to SA and a brilliant rugby player,” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7:50:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “He’s been such a great servant to South African rugby and a brilliant rugby player,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about British ) : “We wouldn’t have selected him in the British and Irish Lions and Rugby Championship groups if we didn’t feel that there was a role for him to play up to 2023, but we are all in different stages of our lives and we respect his decision and we wish him well,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber explained ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : “I think we have been building this squad since 2018. Rassie (Erasmus) started it back then, so we have been constantly building this squad,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “The overseas based players will be available to us once the international window opens on 31 October,” “The international players who are playing for their clubs will not be available for the first week that we are in France but everyone else will be available” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “A guy like Handré [Pollard] is still relatively young,” “He will be 30, 31 at the next Rugby World Cup. Elton [Jantjies] will be 32, 33. We wanted experience in the Lions series by going with Morné Steyn as backup. He has now retired from Test rugby” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 19, 2021 6:20:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : “When Rassie was appointed he was on a six-year contract. We have been constantly building the squad. We have introduced players at every tier. Among the props we have introduced Ox Nché, at hooker Joseph Dweba, at lock we now have Salmaan, in the back row Jasper Wiese, at the back Fassi. It was with an e ye on consistency and building experience. That is something we will need in 2023. We are fortunate they are quite young. The average age is 28,” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 19, 2021 6:20:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Morne Steyn ) : "We wouldn't have put him in the Lions and Rugby Championship groups if we didn't feel there was a role for him to play up to 2023," "Morne's rugby IQ is so high and his intellectual capital vast. He was always eager share his insights. But we're 100% comfortable with his decision, we respect it fully. In my communication with him, he said that he believes there's about two years of competitive play left in him and he'd like to enjoy it with the Bulls" External link

news24 Tuesday, October 19, 2021 3:29:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Morne Steyn ) : "We're all in different phases of our lives and Morne's is also unique. We embrace that and understand it," "What tilted towards his retirement is that he's a big family man and I think, especially with Covid and access, it's not easy for family to come into bubbles" External link

news24 Tuesday, October 19, 2021 3:29:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “This tour is going to be exciting yet challenging,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:53:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “It’s always unfortunate to lose players due to injury, but we have good depth in our squad, and these are established players who have proven themselves at the highest level” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:53:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We thought it was a 50:22. We got it wrong at the top," External link

news24 Tuesday, October 5, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We thought it was a 50:22. We got it wrong at the top," External link

icWales Monday, October 4, 2021 10:50:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “There’s an excitement that the bubble is almost at an end, but the challenge for us is to ensure we have two feet in Australia,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, October 4, 2021 6:12:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "It's been a tough four weeks," External link

newstalkzb Monday, October 4, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “When the top three sides in the world play each other, you expect close margins,” “We were 20 seconds away from winning in that first game against Australia and two minutes away from victory against New Zealand last weekend” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, October 3, 2021 7:14:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “It’s good exposure for our game, getting used to games where you’re going to play the World Cup quarterfinals, semifinals, final,” External link

businessday Sunday, October 3, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “The moment we felt the first group has done their job, we will bring on the second group,” External link

citizen Sunday, October 3, 2021 4:41:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We're not where we want to be at the moment, but I think the momentum from here will help," External link

news24 Sunday, October 3, 2021 7:26:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "As I said last week, you can only play what is presented in front of you," External link

news24 Sunday, October 3, 2021 7:26:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "It's been a tough few weeks for us, we lost momentum in not securing victory in the last three games. " External link

afp-en Saturday, October 2, 2021 4:46:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We made a big step-up in terms of our performance last week and having reviewed the match, there is no doubt we delivered a performance worthy of a victory," External link

icWales Friday, October 1, 2021 7:39:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “What the last three games have taught us is that when we veer away from our DNA our foundation is not there,” “We then struggle to impose our game on the opposition. We’re thus still trying to get back to where we were in 2019 but that’s what missing out on international rugby for 18 months (mainly in 2020) has done” External link

citizen Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Trevor Nyakane ) : “Trevor is a seasoned campaigner who is equally comfortable at loosehead and tighthead prop, and Ox is a strong scrummager, so we are looking forward to seeing what they can do in the scrums,” External link

phnompenhpost Thursday, September 30, 2021 8:50:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “We know it is going to take a colossal 80-minute effort but the drive to succeed and motivation to win this weekend is as big as it gets,” “Last week we stuck to our DNA and style of play. With a little more luck we could have come away with the result, so we need to ensure that we are better at it this week” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:55:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “We know it is going to take a colossal 80-minute effort but the drive to succeed and motivation to win this weekend is as big as it gets,” “Last week we stuck to our DNA and style of play. With a little more luck we could have come away with the result, so we need to ensure that we are better at it this week” External link

smh Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:22:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “We know it is going to take a colossal 80-minute effort but the drive to succeed and motivation to win this weekend is as big as it gets,” “Last week we stuck to our DNA and style of play. With a little more luck we could have come away with the result, so we need to ensure that we are better at it this week” External link

theage Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:13:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told : "I think that first test will be, 'let’s just used to international rugby again'," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, June 21, 2021 8:59:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "They will hopefully be getting into South Africa either on Monday or Tuesday thereafter. We will be playing that Friday, so that will leave them very little time to get back into the mix and our way of doing things," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, June 21, 2021 8:59:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told : "I think that first test will be, 'let’s just used to international rugby again'," External link

nampa Monday, June 21, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : “I can’t comment on the Bulls’ plans because I don’t have insight into those, but Rassie Erasmus and I have said in the past that the Rainbow Cup is a good competition, not watered down like some people think,” External link

citizen Monday, June 21, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “We’ve been getting everyone aligned in terms of our lingo and strategy, and now it’s time to raise the intensity,” External link

citizen Monday, June 21, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told : "He had an opportunity to go and play in the Premiership and he really knocked the door down on that side," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, June 11, 2021 3:21:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “I didn’t even play for my school 1 st team; in fact I played for the 7ths at Grey College, but I love the game,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:52:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "I've spoken to both of them and they are fine, so that is the most important thing and their families are fine," External link

icWales Thursday, June 10, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “Destiny is a thing that you can’t control,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:59:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “I’ve worked in a burns unit during my medical days, so I understand the pain of the recovery and healing process that they are now facing,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:59:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “Accidents happen and, as with any accident, it’s not ideal,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:59:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Duane Vermeulen ) : “Duane had an operation today because his ankle injury required surgery. We hope the surgery goes well and the rehab too, and the feedback we got was that he could take anywhere between five and 16 weeks to be ready, depending on the severity of the injury,” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “Accidents happen, preferably they don’t and it’s not ideal, but this could not have been controlled and it was not due to their negligence,” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Damian de Allende ) : “I’ve spoken to both of [De Allende and Snyman] and they are fine, so that is the most important thing and their families are fine,” External link

guardian Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:28:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “I think Duane was operated on today [Wednesday] on his ankle injury. Hopefully the surgery goes well and the rehab goes well,” “The surgeon will probably know once he has opened it up and had a good look what’s going on inside. Certain players come back very quickly. Jesse Kriel had a similar injury just before the World Cup in 2019 and he was back quickly” External link

businessday Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:13:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “They had an accident in the fire pit – that is well documented now. I have spoken to both of them and they are fine and their families are also fine‚ which is the most important thing‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:13:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "It is something players can come back from in anything from five to 16 weeks," External link

afp-en Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "I have spoken to them and they are fine. Often, the first instinct is to ask whether they are ready to play, but you need to first check on their well-being," External link

afp-en Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “Accidents happen and, as with any accident, it’s not ideal,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:57:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “Damian and RG, they had an accident with a fire pit. I spoke to both of them and they are fine, which is the most important one, and their families are fine,” “Look, they are seeing the specialist which looks after their burns on Friday and if he clears them to fly, or whenever he clears them to fly they’ll be on a plane coming back to us, bearing in mind they’ll be given a couple of days to get the logistics sorted out, booking the flight and they both have partners and Doogz (de Allende) has a small baby, so getting the logistics right and they’ll be on a plane back to us as soon as they get clear” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:17:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "Obviously that will be determined by the doctor when he's seen the extent of the damage and how the surgery went," External link

news24 Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:03:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "The process differs from person to person. We'll have clarity later," External link

news24 Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:03:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Marcell Coetzee ) : “Friday’s Bulls game against the Stormers was Marcell’s first game back in week 13 after injury,” External link

the-star Monday, June 7, 2021 12:27:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “Nothing has changed – yes, 100%. We didn’t officially announce Siya as captain, but nothing has changed” External link

the-star Monday, June 7, 2021 12:27:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “We will have to wait and see, but it certainly looked bad, and he wouldn’t have limped off if it wasn’t serious, so we are fearing the worst,” External link

the-star Monday, June 7, 2021 12:27:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Marcell Coetzee ) : “Before the match against the Stormers, Marcell last played on 6 March. That was when he got injured, so this was literally his first game back,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, June 7, 2021 2:46:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told : “The big thing we were looking for there was consistency,” External link

businessday Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:05:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "Players such as Frans and Morné [Steyn] have been here before and they can attest to the huge privilege it is to be part of a British & Irish Lions tour, so I am very excited for this squad," "The squad features a bunch of Rugby World Cup winners who know what it takes to perform and be successful at the highest level, as well as a handful of very talented young players who all proved that they deserve an opportunity at this level" External link

news24 Saturday, June 5, 2021 8:47:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “The Lions have a well-balanced squad which can play both types of rugby, so that means we will have to be adaptable and solutions-driven during the match, and that’s how we are trying to coach,” External link

citizen Saturday, May 29, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “The two Tests against Argentina take the number of Springbok home matches this year to seven, which makes it an exciting but challenging home programme for us,” “We are grateful to all involved, at Sanzaar and SA Rugby, for the hard work being done to make this all possible, keeping in mind all the current pandemic difficulties” External link

citizen Friday, May 21, 2021 12:46:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “The confirmation of the Georgia Tests and the announcement of the British & Irish Lions squad last week have caused a lot of excitement and I am sure it will lift the spirit of the players. We can now accelerate our preparations for our return to Test rugby‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:32:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “I am sure it will lift the spirit of the players,” External link

japantoday Tuesday, May 11, 2021 1:48:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “The confirmation of the Georgian Tests and the announcement of the British & Irish Lions squad last week have caused a lot of excitement and I am sure it will lift the spirit of the players — we can now accelerate our preparations for our return to Test rugby,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, May 10, 2021 11:31:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I am sure it will lift the spirit of the players we can now accelerate our preparations for our return to Test rugby,” External link

citizen Monday, May 10, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “I am sure it will lift the spirit of the players,” External link

samoaobserver Monday, May 10, 2021 4:10:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "The confirmation of the Georgian Tests, and the announcement of the British & Irish Lions squad last week have caused a lot of excitement and I am sure it will lift the spirit of the players - we can now accelerate our preparations for our return to Test rugby," External link

news24 Monday, May 10, 2021 2:33:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about British ) : "The confirmation of the Georgian Tests, and the announcement of the British and Irish Lions squad last week have caused a lot of excitement. " External link

afp-en Monday, May 10, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told : “The announcement of the Lions squad was a marker in the ground in terms of international rugby coming back to South Africa, which is phenomenal for us, because we’ve been out of it for a while,” External link

citizen Friday, May 7, 2021 6:08:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Warren Gatland ) : “One thing I know about Warren is that he will do his homework,” External link

citizen Friday, May 7, 2021 6:08:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber added ( about Warren Gatland ) : "One thing I do know about Warren is that he will do his homework," "If your look into the past, the Welsh were a team that we always struggled against" External link

news24 Friday, May 7, 2021 2:54:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “I think my mindset comes from my physio background,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:25:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “A lot of background planning has already been done, but we are now looking forward to shifting our focus and preparation into a higher gear because time is of the essence,” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, April 11, 2021 12:31:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “There’s a lot of excitement, from players to coaches and the management staff, to finally get together and kick-start our preparations for what promises to be a very busy and challenging international season,” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, April 11, 2021 12:31:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “There’s a lot of excitement‚ from players to coaches and the management staff‚ to finally get together and kick-start our preparations for what promises to be a very busy and challenging international season‚” “A lot of background planning has already been done‚ but we are now looking forward to shift our focus and preparations into a higher [level] because time is of the essence. We have purposefully kept the groups small so we can drill into [them] as much specifics as possible” External link

businessday Tuesday, April 6, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber added ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “The players will get a lot of logistics, technical and tactical detail to absorb so by the time we’ve completed this alignment roundup, they will all be up to speed of what exactly is required from them during their upcoming club and franchise games and the training camps leading up the Lions Test series,” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “There’s a lot of excitement, from players to coaches and the management staff, to finally get together and kick start our preparations for what promises to be a very busy and challenging international season,” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "Friday's announcement is a very important milestone in our planning phase for the 2023 Rugby World Cup," External link

news24 Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:40:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told : “If that’s the scenario, we wouldn’t have another choice, so we would have to get on with it,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, December 28, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “Would we be able to perform and would it be safe for our players coming out of a long lockdown? That’s what we asked ourselves,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, December 28, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “The World Cup draw makes no difference to me at this stage. The time I spent thinking about it was probably three minutes,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, December 28, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “Having coached in Ireland with Munster, I know what our players can expect, and it will be very different to Super Rugby,” External link

citizen Wednesday, December 23, 2020 7:14:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber added : “We will need to be creative to prepare for international rugby next year. The guys are working hard behind the scenes towards that. We are super excited for 2021,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, December 16, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “You look at our pool and the quality that’s in that pool, even if you go Asia/Pacific 1 might be Tonga or Samoa, it will not be the right thing to start focusing on quarter-finals and knockout rugby,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "I have coached there for two years, I worked closely with Andy when I was doing the defence of Munster and he was doing the defence with Ireland so we had a good working relationship in terms of making the Ireland squad better," External link

news24 Monday, December 14, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told : "If you look at our pool and the quality that will be present, then it probably wouldn't be the right thing to start focusing on quarterfinals and knock-out rugby," External link

news24 Monday, December 14, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "From our perspective (in terms of a tournament context), we'll now just focus massively on the next three years," "You'll need a proper squad with good experience to get out of the pool. That's the immediate aim" External link

news24 Monday, December 14, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "The big thing for us is to take baby steps," "The first order of business is just to get international rugby back here. We've got our local game up and running again, so the next focus is getting international opposition" External link

news24 Monday, December 14, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “We are obviously excited about the draw today, and although the Rugby World Cup in France is still almost three years away, it’s good to have an end-goal to work towards,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, December 14, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told : "The young ones and new players in both camps brought a lot of energy and enthusiasm into the mix because they were super excited to be involved and to learn and absorb whatever was happening around them. So, from that point of view it was definitely a very worthwhile exercise," External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "One of the other big benefits of the week was to see our current Springboks sharing their experience and knowledge of the successful RWC campaign," "Looking back at the game preparations and the match itself, I think we will definitely reap some rewards in the future" External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber explains : "That Saturday morning when you wake up, that which you can remember and your individual skill ... we want to see that on Saturday. " External link

news24 Tuesday, September 29, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber explains : "That Saturday morning when you wake up, that which you can remember and your individual skill ... we want to see that on Saturday. " External link

irishsun Tuesday, September 29, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “There are a few things that we have to consider,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, September 29, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Frans Malherbe ) : "On team Gold, there's an injury to Frans Malherbe, so Ruan Dreyer, who is on the bench, will move into the starting position," External link

irishsun Monday, September 28, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We really wanted to see all three players in action, but due to injuries we won't have that opportunity," "That said, Courtnall is a Springbok so he knows what to expect at this level, while Carlu and Mnombo have come through the Junior Springbok structures and have great potential, so we are excited to see them in action" External link

irishsun Monday, September 28, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber added : "We really wanted to see all three players in action, but due to injuries we won't have that opportunity," "That said, Courtnall is a Springbok so he knows what to expect at this level, while Carlu and Mnombo have come through the Junior Springbok structures and have great potential, so we are excited to see them in action" External link

irishsun Monday, September 28, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Frans Malherbe ) : "On team Gold, there's an injury to Frans Malherbe, so Ruan Dreyer, who is on the bench, will move into the starting position," External link

polandsun Monday, September 28, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We really wanted to see all three players in action, but due to injuries we won't have that opportunity," "That said, Courtnall is a Springbok so he knows what to expect at this level, while Carlu and Mnombo have come through the Junior Springbok structures and have great potential, so we are excited to see them in action" External link

polandsun Monday, September 28, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber added : "We really wanted to see all three players in action, but due to injuries we won't have that opportunity," "That said, Courtnall is a Springbok so he knows what to expect at this level, while Carlu and Mnombo have come through the Junior Springbok structures and have great potential, so we are excited to see them in action" External link

polandsun Monday, September 28, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “We really wanted to see all three players in action, but due to injuries we won’t have that opportunity,” “That said, Courtnall is a Springbok so he knows what to expect at this level, while Carlü and Mnombo have come through the Junior Springbok structures and have great potential, so we are excited to see them in action” External link

citizen Monday, September 28, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “I thought it was a really good outing if I compare it with how the other Super Rugby tournaments started. There was good continuity and the set pieces were good. If you look at how the breakdown was officiated‚ we had a whole 10 weeks to look at mistakes being made there from players‚ coaches and referees‚” “We have a meeting with the referees once a week where we want to get a good product out there while learning from other countries. There were times in one game where 20 phases were crossed‚ while in other countries they struggled to get past four or five phases without getting penalised” External link

businessday Monday, September 28, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “There’s no green light from the government with regards to international sporting participation,” External link

businessday Monday, September 28, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “It was fantastic to see the excitement on the players’ faces for this occasion when they arrived at the hotel and it certainly bodes well for a great showdown on Saturday‚” External link

businessday Monday, September 28, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "There are a few things that we have to consider but the first one is that there is still no green light from the government currently. That is something that is out of our hands, so we're awaiting guidance and agreement from government," External link

news24 Monday, September 28, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "It was fantastic to see the excitement on the players' faces for this occasion when they arrived at the hotel and it certainly bodes well for a great showdown on Saturday," External link

news24 Sunday, September 27, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “Obviously the situation is not ideal, purely because we had everything planned out for a four-year cycle in terms of our strategic goals,” “Those goals will stay the same, but the method of how we get there has to change. We will have to adapt on the run to reach those goals” External link

dailymaverick Friday, September 25, 2020 4:42:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told : “The last games our players were involved in was back in March, and there has been a lot of change in the world since then,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, September 25, 2020 4:42:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "unless we can play six domestic matches, I do not think we will go (to New Zealand)" External link

irishsun Saturday, August 29, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "unless we can play six domestic matches, I do not think we will go (to New Zealand)" External link

news24 Saturday, August 29, 2020 9:59:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "unless we can play six domestic matches, I do not think we will go (to New Zealand)" External link

channelnewsasia Friday, August 28, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told : “New Zealand will definitely have the advantage and if we don’t start returning to training and playing soon, they will be almost three months ahead of us,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, July 31, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "You may be right it is a daunting task," External link

news24 Sunday, July 26, 2020 9:09:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We have done roadmaps on all the players," External link

news24 Saturday, July 25, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Warren Gatland ) : “Warren Gatland’s coaching ability and experience, and the teams he assembled on their two previous tours to Australia and New Zealand, speaks for itself,” External link

citizen Friday, July 24, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “The negative for us is that we don’t know what type of playing style they will bring to South Africa,” External link

citizen Friday, July 24, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told : “It’s not ideal that they won’t be exposed to rugby (in the interim period); I am actually speaking to them this afternoon and will address that challenge,” External link

news24 Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “No. Siya (Kolisi) will be the captain,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, July 17, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told : “We have a return-to-play policy where we will hopefully have about six games before we go into international competition,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “Obviously the situation is not ideal, purely because we had everything planned out for a four-year cycle in terms of our strategic goals,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “We will strive for consistency. To get to the top is one thing‚ but to stay at the top is a tough thing. We want to put out performances that are more sustainable‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, May 12, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “We also want to transform as much as possible. I think everyone could see [that] when this team came back [from the RWC]. I think we are the people’s team. We try and be as diverse and as open as we can. We embrace diversity‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, May 12, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber says ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : "You can continue to analyse a lot, but when you start delivering you have to be crystal clear in what you want to get through. The biggest thing that Rassie got through to the players in the World Cup was clarity - there wasn't white noise," External link

news24 Tuesday, April 28, 2020 8:18:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber commented : "The Freedom Day RWC special on SuperSport will give the viewers an incredible opportunity to relive those memorable moments in Springbok history. It is something not to be missed. Those three RWC final wins will demonstrate so powerfully what we as South Africans can achieve when we are stronger together," External link

irishsun Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber says : "He was tactically a genius and he enjoyed it, so he stayed on, it suited him," External link

irishsun Wednesday, January 29, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "This is a massive honour and responsibility, but I think I have a good understanding of what it entails, especially in this new structure," External link

timesofmalta Saturday, January 25, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We've built up a good culture over the past two years and we'll simply be looking to extend that," "To get on top is tough and to stay on top is tough. It will be a nice challenge for us" External link

timesofmalta Saturday, January 25, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "This is a massive honour and responsibility, but I think I have a good understanding of what it entails, especially in this new structure," External link

newshub Saturday, January 25, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "This is a massive honour and responsibility, but I think I have a good understanding of what it entails, especially in this new structure," External link

newshub Saturday, January 25, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber raconté ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : "J'ai rencontré Rassie à l'armée, quand nous étions conscrits" "Notre relation liée au rugby a commencé à l'université: il était capitaine de l'équipe, et moi physiothérapeute" External link

ipreunion Friday, January 24, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "This is a massive honour and responsibility, but I think I have a good understanding of what it entails, especially in this new structure," External link

modernghana Friday, January 24, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We've built up a good culture over the past two years and we'll simply be looking to extend that," External link

modernghana Friday, January 24, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "This is a massive honour and responsibility," "But I think I have a good understanding of what it entails, especially in this new structure" External link

modernghana Friday, January 24, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We've built up a good culture over the past two years and we'll simply be looking to extend that," "To get on top is tough and to stay on top is tough. It will be a nice challenge for us" External link

modernghana Friday, January 24, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “I would never have accepted the role if I didn’t believe I could make a success of it,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, January 24, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "This is a massive honour and responsibility, but I think I have a good understanding of what it entails, especially in this new structure," External link

yahoo-au Friday, January 24, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We've built up a good culture over the past two years and we'll simply be looking to extend that," "To get on top is tough and to stay on top is tough. It will be a nice challenge for us" External link

yahoo-au Friday, January 24, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber raconté ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : "J'ai rencontré Rassie à l'armée, quand nous étions conscrits" "Notre relation liée au rugby a commencé à l'université: il était capitaine de l'équipe, et moi physiothérapeute" External link

tv5 Friday, January 24, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber raconté ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : "J'ai rencontré Rassie à l'armée, quand nous étions conscrits" "Notre relation liée au rugby a commencé à l'université: il était capitaine de l'équipe, et moi physiothérapeute" External link

lnc Friday, January 24, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber raconté ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : "J'ai rencontré Rassie à l'armée, quand nous étions conscrits" "Notre relation liée au rugby a commencé à l'université: il était capitaine de l'équipe, et moi physiothérapeute" External link

lepetitjournal Friday, January 24, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber raconté ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : «J'ai rencontré Rassie à l'armée, quand nous étions conscrits» «Notre relation liée au rugby a commencé à l'université: il était capitaine de l'équipe, et moi physiothérapeute» External link

la-croix Friday, January 24, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber commented : "This is a massive honour and responsibility, but I think I have a good understanding of what it entails, especially in this new structure. " External link

polandsun Friday, January 24, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber commented : "This is a massive honour and responsibility, but I think I have a good understanding of what it entails, especially in this new structure. " External link

irishsun Friday, January 24, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "This is a massive honour and responsibility, but I think I have a good understanding of what it entails, especially in this new structure," External link

afp-en Friday, January 24, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We've built up a good culture over the past two years and we'll simply be looking to extend that," "To get on top is tough and to stay on top is tough. It will be a nice challenge for us" External link

afp-en Friday, January 24, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "This is a massive honour and responsibility, but I think I have a good understanding of what it entails, especially in this new structure," External link

nation-ke Friday, January 24, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "This is a massive honour and responsibility, but I think I have a good understanding of what it entails, especially in this new structure," External link

afp-english Friday, January 24, 2020 4:18:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "This is a massive honour and responsibility, but I think I have a good understanding of what it entails, especially in this new structure," External link

yahoo-au Friday, January 24, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “We are process driven, and we like to get consistency‚” External link

businessday Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “Not a lot has changed‚ we do it the same way we did in 2005 [Currie Cup final]‚” External link

businessday Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber explained : “We met a long time ago, when we were in the army together,” External link

citizen Friday, October 25, 2019 3:04:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We are trying to develop our game across the board - attack, kicking, our mental approach, our work ethic during the week," External link

nation-ke Friday, September 27, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We are trying to develop our game across the board -- attack, kicking, our mental approach, our work ethic during the week," External link

yahoo-au Friday, September 27, 2019 6:20:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We are trying to develop our game across the board -- attack, kicking, our mental approach, our work ethic during the week," External link

pulse Friday, September 27, 2019 6:19:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We are trying to develop our game across the board -- attack, kicking, our mental approach, our work ethic during the week," External link

afp-english Friday, September 27, 2019 6:18:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "We are trying to develop our game across the board -- attack, kicking, our mental approach, our work ethic during the week," External link

afp-en Friday, September 27, 2019 5:29:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “The same old same old Felix that I knew then,” “As Rassie said, he has got a good work ethic and is always good for a joke or a craic, as you would say in Ireland. We'd like to get him walking on a beer but he is pretty focused. He is the same guy that I worked with then” External link

eecho Thursday, September 26, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “The same old same old Felix that I knew then,” “As Rassie said, he has got a good work ethic and is always good for a joke or a craic, as you would say in Ireland. We'd like to get him walking on a beer but he is pretty focused. He is the same guy that I worked with then” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, September 26, 2019 8:09:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “We watched it on laptops on the train so it wasn’t with a clinical eye on it,” External link

waterford-news Thursday, September 26, 2019 7:35:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber explained : “So, depending on what metric you look at, they were probably the stingiest defences,” “Obviously they are a phenomenal defensive unit. They only conceded three points on Sunday, so they were solid as rock as always” External link

waterford-news Thursday, September 26, 2019 7:35:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “The same old same old Felix that I knew then,” “As Rassie said, he has got a good work ethic and is always good for a joke or a craic, as you would say in Ireland. We’d like to get him walking on a beer but he is pretty focused. He is the same guy that I worked with then” External link

waterford-news Thursday, September 26, 2019 7:35:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : “I told Rassie you can learn a lot from playing an almost semifinal in your pool‚” External link

businessday Thursday, September 26, 2019 4:15:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : “It is nice to play a game like that where there is so much pressure. You make a mistake‚ they punish you‚” External link

businessday Thursday, September 26, 2019 4:15:00 PM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : "I told Rassie it is probably a benefit to have almost played a semi-final style game in the pool stages," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, September 26, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : "I told Rassie it is probably a benefit to have almost played a semi-final style game in the pool stages," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, September 26, 2019 5:51:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber told ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : "I told Rassie it is probably a benefit to have almost played a semi-final style game in the pool stages," External link

wsau Thursday, September 26, 2019 4:12:00 AM EAT

Jacques Nienaber said : "The coaches are working with a big group of players, and they are certainly a talented bunch," External link

news24 Friday, March 8, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT



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Morne Steyn told ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "I told Jacques I won't be available for the end of year tour. It has been difficult for me being away from my family for the past 17/18 weeks and I want to spend more time with them" External link

news24 Tuesday, October 19, 2021 10:54:00 AM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : “Luckily me and Jacques have been working together since 1992 so that has helped a lot. We haven’t had the advantage of playing in Six Nations and those kinds of things to see our players in those top-class competitions,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, June 2, 2021 3:09:00 AM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : “Jacques and his team have been working around the clock to get the team as well prepared as possible, and the Georgia series is a much-needed opportunity after such a long and unforeseen interruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

citizen Monday, May 10, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Nothing beats a full-blooded international to test your skill set, readiness and ability under pressure, and we are delighted to have this opportunity before the Lions series," "Jacques, his coaching staff and management have been working around the clock to get the team as well prepared as possible, and the Georgia series is a much-needed opportunity after such a long and unforeseen interruption due to the Covid-19 pandemic" External link

news24 Monday, May 10, 2021 2:33:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques, his coaching staff and management have been working around the clock to get the team as well prepared as possible," "The Georgia series is a much-needed opportunity after such a long and unforeseen interruption due to Covid-19" External link

afp-en Monday, May 10, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Bryan Habana said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "The players in my team are players who are capable of producing high-quality rugby and are playing in the UK, France and in South Africa," "Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber would have watched that squad announcement with bated breath and will now start putting his plans into place and will pick a team who will go out there and do the country proud" External link

heart Friday, May 7, 2021 1:09:00 AM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Although Jacques and his coaching staff have been in constant communication with the players throughout the past 15 months or so – keeping tabs on their performances, injury recovery and general wellbeing - we are now very excited and looking forward to meeting the players in a familiar team environment," External link

japantoday Wednesday, April 7, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : “With a very busy and demanding international season looming‚ it is important we get everyone aligned as soon as possible‚” “Though Jacques and his coaching staff have been in constant communication with the players throughout the past 15 months or so — keeping tabs on their performances‚ injury recovery and general wellbeing — we are now very excited and looking forward to meeting the players in a familiar team environment” External link

businessday Tuesday, April 6, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Although Jacques and his coaching staff have been in constant communication with the players throughout the past 15 months or so – keeping tabs on their performances, injury recovery and general wellbeing - we are now very excited and looking forward to meeting the players in a familiar team environment," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:59:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : “With a very busy and demanding international season looming, it is important we get everyone aligned as soon as possible,” “Although Jacques and his coaching staff have been in constant communication with the players throughout the past 15 months or so – keeping tabs on their performances, injury recovery and general well-being – we are now very excited and looking forward to meeting the players in a familiar team environment” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : “People mention how much ball-in-play time is down, and we [rugby department] are aware of it. Myself, [Springbok coach] Jacques Nienaber and his staff are also analysing the numbers every week,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, January 20, 2021 6:44:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : “I listened to all the meetings where Jacques explained to them how team selection works, how you get in a Bok team, and what we are rating you on,” “It’s about getting to meet the players and getting to know their characters” External link

citizen Tuesday, September 29, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : “During lockdown‚ Jacques and his assistant coaches kept in touch with the players by means of regular virtual meetings‚” External link

businessday Monday, September 28, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "During lockdown, Jacques and his assistant coaches kept in touch with the players by means of regular virtual meetings," External link

news24 Sunday, September 27, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus explained ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : “The draft picks exercise was a refreshing way to select the two squads for the game,” “Myself, Jacques and the coaches thoroughly enjoyed the exercise, but the tension of picking squads on live television wasn’t good for the nerves – I want to thank SuperSport for their support in this project and I hope our fans enjoyed something new on the South African rugby landscape” External link

citizen Friday, September 25, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "He (Nienaber) reports to me and if it doesn't go well on the field I should be the guy who also takes the blame because I was one of the big drivers to get him there," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, May 2, 2020 11:28:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "He (Nienaber) reports to me and if it doesn’t go well on the field I should be the guy who also takes the blame because I was one of the big drivers to get him there," External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, May 2, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Eben Etzebeth said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "But I can honestly say that all 31 guys in that group would have mentioned Jacques' name if they were asked who the next Bok coach should be," External link

irishsun Thursday, April 9, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques is highly experienced and has worked with the Springboks on three separate occasions now so knows exactly what the job is about," External link

timesofmalta Saturday, January 25, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : “Jacques is highly experienced and has worked with the Springboks on three separate occasions now so knows exactly what the job is about,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, January 25, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques will be responsible for the test match preparation and day-to-day team operations. but as the director of rugby, I will be with the team for the majority of the time and in the coaches' box with Jacques at matches," External link

newshub Saturday, January 25, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques will be responsible for the test match preparation and day-to-day team operations but, as the director of rugby, I will be with the team for the majority of the time and in the coaches' box with Jacques at matches," External link

newshub Saturday, January 25, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques is highly experienced and has worked with the Springboks on three separate occasions now so knows exactly what the job is about," External link

modernghana Friday, January 24, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques is highly experienced and has worked with the Springboks on three separate occasions now so knows exactly what the job is about," External link

modernghana Friday, January 24, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques is highly experienced and has worked with the Springboks on three separate occasions now so knows exactly what the job is about," External link

yahoo-au Friday, January 24, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques is highly experienced and has worked with the Springboks on three separate occasions now so knows exactly what the job is about," External link

polandsun Friday, January 24, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques is highly experienced and has worked with the Springboks on three separate occasions now so knows exactly what the job is about," External link

irishsun Friday, January 24, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques is highly experienced and has worked with the Springboks on three separate occasions now so knows exactly what the job is about," External link

afp-en Friday, January 24, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : “Jacques is highly experienced and has worked with the Springboks on three separate occasions now so knows exactly what the job is about,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, January 24, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : “I’ll still be responsible for the strategy and results with Jacques taking operational control. The structure allows the director of rugby to spend more time on other aspects of the role,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, January 24, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques is highly experienced and has worked with the Springboks on three separate occasions now so knows exactly what the job is about," External link

nation-ke Friday, January 24, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques is highly experienced and has worked with the Springboks on three separate occasions now so knows exactly what the job is about," External link

afp-english Friday, January 24, 2020 4:18:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques is highly experienced and has worked with the Springboks on three separate occasions now so knows exactly what the job is about," External link

yahoo-au Friday, January 24, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus said ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques is highly experienced and has worked with the Springboks on three separate occasions now so knows exactly what the job is about," External link

nampa Friday, January 24, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus explained ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques (Nienaber, defence coach) has been going around to a lot of the franchises and I have been to all of them," External link

irishsun Wednesday, March 6, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Rassie Erasmus explained ( about Jacques Nienaber ) : "Jacques (Nienaber, defence coach) has been going around to a lot of the franchises and I have been to all of them," External link

news24 Wednesday, March 6, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT