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Opinion split on Div's return

2012-05-15 09:24
Peter de Villiers (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Peter de Villiers has said that he has not yet been contacted by Mbalula yet, but Sport24 users had strong views on Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula possibly hiring former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers to aid with transformation.

Opinions were divided on the issue of Div's appointment with 49% of News24 readers in favour and 51% against his involvement in transformation in News24's poll.

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Many were positive about Peter de Villiers new role and believed he was a perfect fit for the position:

"Well done, Minister and Divvy." - Maaifoedie

"Got to wonder how he never got the Spears job."
- Jason

"He has a bronze, silver and gold with the U-19 Boks. Show he knows a little more than most people think he does about rugby."
- Jason

"In the whole of SA I can's think of one person who might be a better candidate.  He has accumulated valuable experience, it would be suicidal not to use that experience and surely he can only improve SA rugby."
- Hanjo Overes

"Give Div the credit that is due to him. He was the Springbok coach and bar his occasional tongue twisters, most of his players complimented him." - Carl

"Congrats Pieter! You deserve it :)"
  - BlueRaven.debullsfans

"Dis iets baie goed vir PDV en SA rugby, veral ontwikkelende areas!, rugby kan net vinniger groei in die land!" - Jeremy

"Some blame the World Cup loss on Div but most people blame it on a certain referee..."
- Stormflat

While others were shocked and horrified at the idea of the former Bok coach returning to rugby:

"Jake White wins us a World Cup and he gets kicked in the teeth, this clown does nothing and gets a new job to 'tap into his wealth of knowledge' - idiots!"
- Warren Kilian

"Wonder if his pay package will include a monthly Helium allowance?"
- Templar

"Eish - Was this job advertised? I am sure that there are some better candidates around - What about Nick Mallett?" - Hespach

"Even in higher circles stupidity prevails...He has done nothing to sport except stuff it up."
- Pieter Wolf Lombard

"The Minister must be very hard-up to tap into a dry tap!"

"Div was never the coach while he was there - he admitted himself that those players don't need coaching and the senior players themselves did the coaching. What a mess! Div returning to any kind of rugby spells trouble."
- Rudi

"Just keep him away fom the media." - Anton

"The only thing that Peter de Villiers can develop is a killer moustache, an art that was lost during the 19th century."
- Dirk


Do you back Divvy? (Gallo Images)

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