Cardiff coach Rudi Joubert has confirmed that South African Rugby Pty Ltd have asked the Welsh club to releaase him from his contract.
The contract with Cardiff finishes in May 2003, but Joubert is wanted to take up a head coaching role with a Super 12 team.
"I have made no secret of my desire to coach South Africa," said Joubert, who has been told that the next Springbok coach will come from a Super 12 team.
Joubert was just beaten by Rudi Straeuli for the Springbok job last March.
Swansea's new coach, Australian John Connolly has brought in a fellow ustralian Paul Healy as his assistant at St Helen's.Healy was also Connolly's assistant at Stade Francais last season.
One man going out of a Premier club is Tony ('Charlie') Faulkner, who parts company with Caerphilly, following on the footsteps of previous head coach Terry Holmes. This leaves Mark Ring in complete control of the coaching at the Virginia Park club.
WRU International Skills Coach Jason Strange is a busy man, combining the new role with that of Wales Under 20 attack coach, Ebbw Vale head coach and continuing to teach at Ebbw Fawr Learning Community.
Warren Gatland and Sam Warburton look ahead to this week's crunch RBS 6 Nations tie against France, where the Wales skipper in particular is keen to make his mark, as Paris has proved a bleak place for him in the past.
Following their historic win over England, Wales Under 20 suffered a narrow, 36-34 loss to their Scottish counterparts last weekend, despite outscoring them by five tries to three. Watch the match highlights and reaction.
WRU TV go behind the scenes with the Wales squad as they put the final touches in place ahead of the clash against Scotland at Murrayfield. Follow the squad on their captain's run, the kickers visit to Murrayfield and Neil Jenkins' press conference