Public get behind Div

2012-06-20 12:21
Peter de Villiers (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - The majority of Sport24 readers were pleased with Peter de Villiers' appointment as director of rugby at UWC and wished him well.

Many felt the previous Springbok coach was the ideal candidate for the post and that he would improve the quality of rugby at the institution.

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Here's what Sport24 readers had to say about de Villiers' appointment:

"Good Luck Snorre!"
- Darren

"You deserve it, Div. Your brutally honest book confirmed your integrity." - Stoned Denim

"Congratulations Peter and all the best in your new post. You certainly have a lot to offer." - Rabble Rouser

"Good to have him back."
- Franklin vd Merwe

"You will bring loads of experience to the UWC boys."
- Sulaiman

"Danie Craven put Matie Rugby on the map - hope Div can accomplish the same for UWC." - Selma Botha

"Give Peter a chance - perhaps he will surprise you."
- Zaaristotle

"That's sad from Springbok coach to UWC director of rugby. There should be something higher than that for him." - VallemJ

"Welcome to UWC. We need his experience to take the next step up to Varsity Cup."
- Corbin Alexander

"This is another step towards making the university a top class sports facility." - Stormkaap

"I hope Div shows the cynics and the doubters."
- PF

"Go PDV, and make SA Rugby even stronger."
- Anton Bischoff

"Nice job Div. Well done. Lower profile, less politics, less stress." - James

"I think he got a a raw deal from SARU." - Patrick Ellis

Some people however, couldn't resist a light-hearted chirp at the former Bok boss, who developed a reputation for quirky quotes and off-the-wall humour, and was known for his distinctive moustache and high-pitched voice. 

"This man is a God-given talent!" - Romeo Kok

"This man truly is the best he can be!" - Marcus Daily

"With a voice like that, Div should have gone into radio commentary."
- Andrew

"So I guess Ricky January is going to Uni now." - Willem Botha

"He can't make it any worse then it is." - Anton DWL

"PDivvy on his appointment as UWC Director of Rugby: 'I am really positive that I can teach these kids that two in a bush behind the glass house wont spoil the Know! It is after all what rugby is about'" - Jason

"If UWC wants to run with the big dogs they have to be prepared to lift their legs." - Boereroo

"He was a PR nightmare but a decent bloke and a good coach!"
- Andrew Constanti

Peter de Villiers: eager to get back to coaching the game he loves. (Gallo Images)




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